The Architecture Of China And Buddhism

1252 Words Dec 24th, 2016 6 Pages
1. Abstract
Since China is increasingly making progress and has been changed to one of the powerful countries in economy and architecture, in order to get familiar with this country, Chinese people and the reason of this improvement, we have to investigate in their past. Architecture in China has always had special specifications both in the past and present, it contains special geometric shapes, specified colors and outward gable roofs. These specifications have made the architecture of China particular. Buddha is one of the other important and effective parameters in this country. In this paper I want to introduce common features of the architecture of China and Buddhism, in fact the target is to find out effective factors on religious structures in this country.

2. Introduction
2.1. Buddhism
Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of a person named Siddhartha Gautama (566 BC-486 BC). Buddhism was spread from India to Asia, middle Asia, Sri Lanka, Tibet, southeast Asia and also countries of far East like China, Korea, Mongolia and Japan. Buddhism with 350 million followers is one of the main religions in the world. It mostly emphasizes on good deeds and abstain from evil deeds and mental skills. Morality in Buddhism is based on being inoffensive and being observance. The influence of these teachings is terminating Samsara that happens by understanding the true reality and achieving to nirvana. Buddhist writings are one of the most important parts of religious…
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