CB301 - Buddhism in China

A historical and comprehensive study of the three teachings based on: the religious background of China prior to the arrival of Buddhism; a study in contrast between Taoism and Confucianism - social attitude versus philosophical speculations. Characteristics of early Buddhist schools introduced to China and their philosophical depth; the trend towards propagations of schools of popular appeal like Sukhāvatīvyūha (Chin Tu / Jo Do); growth of monastic institutions - their good and bad sides (the proscription of the growth of monasteries); the diversity of cultural manifestation in Art, Architecture and Sculpture.