Chinese Buddhism refers collectively to the various schools of Buddhism that have flourished in China proper since ancient times. Many of these schools integrated the ideas of Confucianism, Taoism and other indigenous philosophical systems so that what was initially a foreign religion (the Buddha dharma) came to be a natural part of Chinese civilization, albeit with a unique character. Buddhism has played an enormous role in shaping the mindset of the Chinese people, affecting their aesthetics, politics, literature, philosophy and medicine.
Buddhism came to China from India and this unique DVD tells of the evolvement and localization of Buddhism in China as well as its interaction with the local Chinese culture. It reveals the many important Buddhist relics such as Buddhist mountains, grottos, pagodas and explains the convergence of the Buddhist sculptures, music, sports and arts.
This fascinating program is a must see DVD for anyone interested in Buddhism or China.
Release Date: 24 August 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English