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    Buddhism Research Paper

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    Buddhism was first spread to Korea in 372, a period which there had three kingdoms on the Korean peninsula, they were Goguryeo (37 BC-AD 668), Baekje (18 BC-AD 660) and Silla (57 BC-935 AD). There were many reasons for the approval of the three kingdoms, but the acceptance and respect of Buddhism not only represents a religious event or advent philosophy, but also it was a decision which had huge cultural, political and social ramifications for the three kingdoms. For example, the sutras and manuscripts brought Chinese calligraphy, arts and techniques, cultivation of ethic thoughts, stories of good behaviors to the peninsula. As Kim Sung-woo states that, for Goguryeo and Baekje, Buddhism could be interpreted as an imported advance culture which…

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    Korea Cultural Influence

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    The first sarira casket in Korea was “sent by Chinese Emperor Wudi of Liang to Silla in 549 AD.” (Herzog, Royal Ontario Museum Site). About a century later, when Silla conquered the other two kingdoms, “Buddhism enjoyed a renaissance, with a number of temples being built in the Kyongsang province.” (Encyclopedia of East Asian Art). Originally Silla was the weakest kingdom, being isolated in southeast Korea, “but gradually gained power after the assimilation of Buddhism.” (Muller, Korean…

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    Siella Kingdom

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    At the beginning of the Three Kingdoms period, amongst the three kingdoms: Silla, Koguryo and Paekche, Silla would have seemed the least likely to succeed in unifying the Korean peninsula. Silla was the smallest of the three kingdoms, and its location on the southeastern corner of the peninsula was the furthest from China in comparison to Koguryo and Paekche. Although Silla seemed unlikely to prosper, the dynasty was powerful in many areas, leading to their success in Korean history. The Silla…

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    Korean History

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    findings have led historians to believe that it existed around 1500 BCE. The Gojoseon Empire was powerful Kingdom in Korea with its original capital in Liaoning until around 400 BCE, when it relocated to Pyongyang. In 108 BCE, the Han dynasty attacked the northern part of the Korean peninsula, ruling around Pyongyang. The proto-Three Kingdom period, which later grew into mightier kingdoms were Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla. These prominent kingdoms absorbed the smaller kingdoms around them, thus…

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    The Samguk Yusa

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    The Time Traveller that supposedly went back in time six months ago has finally returned!!! For those of you that don’t know who he is, his name is rory he is 47 and somehow found a way to travel through time. His destination was Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty, 1350. He described some of the events that were going on during that time. He told us the Samguk Yusa had recently been compiled. The Samguk Yusa, or “Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms” is a collection of historical accounts, folktales…

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    Won Bin Case Study

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    male model. Won Bin’s acting career started with his debut in the drama film “Propose”. After his little success with the supporting role in this drama, Won Bin decided to improve his acting skills and entered Baekje Arts College for acting classes. Every actor needs to put efforts to meet his fans’ expectations, and Won Bin did not disappoint them. / 77 words Born Place & Nationality & Born name & Stories as a child (more than 150 words) The actor is from Jeongseon County, which is a part of…

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    This highlights the notion of how people can adjust towards contemporary ideals and newly-found social orders, but continue to maintain ancient beliefs and teachings like Buddhism. Roughly, 80% of the Japanese population practices either Shintoism or Buddhism, although only a small percentage identify themselves to the religions. This paper will focus on Buddhism reflectingthe culture and community in Japan, even with contemporary futures filling in. Ultimately, there is a decline of affiliation…

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    Faction wars began in the 3rd century, with three primary Kingdoms vying for power: Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla. The Silla Kingdom was able to successfully conquer the other two kingdoms, and drove out all of the Chinese Tang Dynasty forces, unifying the Korean Peninsula for the first time, in 676. Although this unification led to rapid economic growth and prosperity, conflict continued both from within the Korean Peninsula and from the threat of the Chinese to the North. Over the next…

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    The Joseon Dynasty

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    The Joseon Dynasty laid the path for many aspects of design found throughout the world, in present day, including architecture, art, inventions, motifs, and furniture. The history of North Korea has consisted of numerous accounts of conflict and division. Although it is said that the Korean peninsula has been inhabited since the Lower Paleolithic times, the first kingdom of Gojoseon, was founded in 2333 B.C.E. by Dangun. [1] Gojoseon, referred to as The Old Joseon, began the creation of the…

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    South Korea Essay

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    under less than friendly circumstances. That is the Modus Operandi of South Korea, despite the nation’s relatively young age, and conditions of coming into existence; it is a major Asian power. Prosper in the face of adversity, with the odds stacked against you, when no one expects you to. Seeing where something comes from can shed light on how it became the way it is. When someone or something is faced with a lot of hardships, those obstacles can lead to something truly amazing. Looking at…

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