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 A Defense of Buddhism vs. Confucianism  New window
 A defense of Buddhism written to refute some of the charges against the new religion from India by Confucian and other Chinese. While the author and date of composition are uncertain, this kind of tract was common in China under the Southern Dynasties (420-589 CE).
 A Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms  New window
 An account of the (394-414CE)journey by Fa-hsien and his companions. They visited as many of the Buddhist sacred shrines as they could, especially those associated with the presence of the Buddha. The selections presented here show the reasons for the estblishment of these shrines, the legends that surrounded them, and the ways in which they were maintained.
 Chinese Doctrinal Classifications of Buddhism  New window
 In the fifth and sixth centuries CE, Chinese Buddhists employed p'an-chiao as a hermeneutical strategy to reconcile the discrepancies among the different teachings believed to have been taught by the Buddha. By resorting to the doctrine of expedient means, they were able to create a hierarchical framework within which the entire range of Buddhist teachings could be systematically organized into a coherent doctrinal whole.
 Dafo  New window
 The worlds largest Buddha, in Leshan, China.
 Diamond Sutra: The World's Earliest Dated Printed Book  New window
 A copy of the Diamond Sutra is the world's oldest example of dated block printing.
 Han Yus Memorial to Buddhism  New window
 One of the leaders in the Confucian counterattack on Buddhism was the classical prose stylist and poet Han Yu (768824 CE), who in 819 CE composed this vitriolic polemic attacking Buddhism. A champion of rationalism, Han Yu wished to suppress Daoism as well as Buddhism.
 Shaolin Kung Fu History  New window
 History of how the Shaolin monks first originated in China, with details of their practice
 The Legend of Miao-shan  New window
 In China, Kuan-yin (Avalokitesvara) came to be most frequently worshipped in female form as the Goddess of Mercy. This transformation from an originally male deity into a female one seems to have occurred sometime during the Northern Sung dynasty (960-1126 CE) and is reflected in Kuan-yin's miracluous appearance in human form in the legend of Miao-shan.

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