Not all people liked the spread of Buddhism throughout China. In “Memorial on Buddhism” Han Yu, a leading Confucian scholar and official at the Tang imperial court, disliked Buddhism. He said that Buddhism is no more that a cult of the barbarian peoples spread to China. Han Yu says that if the spread of Buddhism in China is not stopped then there will be people cutting off their arms and mutilating there flesh in an offering to the Buddha. He also says that the Buddha is a barbarian and that his bones should be cast into a fire and that his evil should be rooted out.
Buddhism originated in India, but after the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 C.E., it gained many converts in China. The people responded rather positively to the spread of Buddhism in China, because after their kingdom fell into turmoil, it was also torn apart by power hungry warlords. They responded this way, because not only did China have to deal with nomadic invaders from the north, but they also had feudal warlords fighting over the land. Because of this, people needed something to have faith in, so they turned and found it in Buddhism. People also tried to turn away from all the sorrow, so they accepted this new foreign religion coming in, regardless of the political situation in China at the time.
AAS 300 Jia Kim The Chosŏn Dynasty and Confucianization 1. State the critical reason for Chosŏn Confucian scholars’ condemnation of Buddhism. In koryo, Buddhism was embraced as the state religion but became an enemy by adherents of Confucianism. Choe Sung-no, a model Confucian argued that frequent Buddhist ceremonies harmed people and that Buddhism thinks about the afterlife rather than the present. Some of the Confucians of the late Koryo period opposed Buddhism as they burned down temples and slashed the throat of monks.
While Richard Milhous Nixon is seen as the worst president in the history of the United States of America, many people and historians also believe he did “one thing right.” That “one thing”0 would be his trip to China or as Richard Nixon himself referred to it -“the week that changed the world”0 However did it really change the world? Or was it just a political move made by the Nixon administration in an election year? Though the visit to China did help in opening up trade and communication, it was useless for President Nixon to personally go to China, and was not a history changing event like it was portrayed. In the year of 1971 it was revealed that a top secret meeting was held in China between America’s top foreign relations officer -Henry
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