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An Historical Survey From The First To The Beginning Of The Fourth Century Ad

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Fourth century Chinese Buddhism, and especially the characteristic type of gentry Buddhism which at that time flourished on Chinese territory south of the Yangzi and which forms the main subject of this book, was the final stage of a process which actually must have started as soon as Buddhism made its first converts among the Chinese intelligentsia. This chapter focuses on main facts of the earliest phases of Chinese Buddhism. The spread of Buddhism in China may also have been stimulated or facilitated to some extent by the fact that, in the first decades before and after the beginning of our era, a considerable number of Chinese officials must have been active in military and civil functions in the Buddhist countries of Central Asia.

Keywords: Chinese Buddhism; fourth century AD



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