The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China


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Who was Xuanzang?

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1. What is the significance of the Leshan Buddha?

2. Why did Buddhism spread so much during the Tang Dynasty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Buddhism is a very influential philosophy in the history of China, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the principles and history of the faith. You will be asked questions about key figures in the faith and how it shaped Chinese thought.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be sure you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • Xuanzang
  • The Leshan Buddha
  • Reasons behind the spread of the religion during the Tang Dynasty
  • Emperor Wuzong's fears
  • Characteristics of Chinese Buddhism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main figures, such as Xuanzang and Buddha
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism

Additional Learning

For further insight into Chinese religion and philosophy, review the accompanying lesson titled The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the principles behind Buddhism
  • Identify the key figures in Chinese Buddhism and the Tang Dynasty
  • Recognize the significance of the Mogao Caves, the Longmen Grottoes and the Yungang Grottoes
  • Understand the cultural impact of Chinese Buddhism