Buddhism Influence On Chinese Culture

In the onset of the 16th century, separate rulers ruled the northern part of China. However, the southern remained under the dynasties. As a result, the non-Chinese rulers controlled the northern part. The Buddhists in southern China continued to translate the Buddhist texts into Chinese, and they wrote comments on various texts. The southern rulers were devoted Buddhists who ensured everything was constructed and done according to the religion. The rulers led to the expansion of the earlier catalogs of the Buddhist texts. Likewise, they looked for experienced architectures to mastermind the construction of Buddhist temples in the region. The north part of China also embraced the religion since it spread at a high rate. Additionally, even the political rulers encouraged people to follow the faith through the building of temples and encouraging the translation work through paying the translators.
The development of Chinese schools of Buddhism
The beginning of the 17th century marked the rise of the Tang Dynasty in China. Therefore, Buddhism was familiar with the Chinese. Subsequently, it became part of the Chinese culture and a great influence on the Chinese art. For instance, it influenced the Chinese literature, architecture, Scripture, and philosophy. During the period,
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Currently, Japan is the leading nation for having most well established Buddhism schools in the world. Most people tend to believe that Chinese majorly influenced Buddhism in Japan. Moreover, 38% of the Japanese are Buddhists. The arrival of Buddhism along the Silk Road was the major factor in the spread of Buddhism in Japan. Buddhism in Japan is a consequence of the contact between China and central Asia, and most missionaries used the Silk Road to travel into and out of China. Therefore, the use of the road led to the widespread of the faith in Japan. Moreover, historians believe some Chinese immigrants to Japan helped to spread the

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