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Medieval Japan 'Power and Perspective': Buddhism

Year 8 History

Finding Resources in Oliver

 

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

 

Buddhism Beliefs

Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. There are 376 million followers worldwide.

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Buddhism is considered to have been officially introduced to Japan in A.D. 538 when the ruler of Baekje, a Korean kingdom, presented a brilliant image of the Buddha along with scripture-scrolls and ornaments to the Japanese Emperor Kimmei.

Ancient History

Buddhism was introduced to ancient Japan via Korea in the 6th century CE with various sects following in subsequent centuries via China.