Religion And Aesthetics Of Buddhism

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Religion and Aesthetics • Religion has had a huge impact on China for over 2,000 years. More importantly it has had affected the way the Chinese operate their businesses. There are many different religions in China including Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and many other folk religions. However, the two most prominent religions are Buddhism and Confucianism. The teachings of both Buddhism and Confucianism promote harmony to achieve inner peace. In Buddhism people are taught that they should observe the local customs and laws, to live in harmony. While in Confucianism, harmony is the basis of the family. Influenced by the two faiths, the Chinese people are calm, united people who have strong and close families and try to…show more content…
In all of them, the artist seeks to express both inner harmony and harmony with the natural surroundings. Which is an important part of Chinese religion and culture. Visual art has been a useful instrument in bringing Buddhism to many people. Statues of Buddha are very common in China. In fact you’ll see them everywhere from peoples homes to in their offices in a range of sizes. All depicting Buddha as happy and harmonious. In their paintings Chinese have found inspiration by traveling to isolated, mountainous areas, and these landscapes have become common themes in Chinese art. And has been very popular to have in buildings for centuries. Similarly, Chinese architecture has traditionally aimed to convey harmony within their society and nature. Theater and dance have also been important to Chinese culture dating back to the Shang dynasty (c. 1766–1066 BC). The main theme in all art seems to be harmony Economic Analysis • China applies significant restrictions on foreign investment. But still maintains one of the world’s best economies. There are three main principle industries in China; Agriculture, Industry, and Services. Each contributing 9.7%, 43.9%, and 46.4% respectively to the overall GDP of China. The state government of China however has a huge influence on industry, out of the 61 Chinese enterprises on the Fortune 500 list, only four of these enterprises
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