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Chinese Buddhism

Chinese Buddhism (simplified Chinese: 汉传佛教; traditional Chinese: 漢傳佛敎; pinyin: Hànchuán Fójiào) refers collectively to the various schools of Buddhism that have flourished in China since ancient times, as opposed to the schools that have flourished in areas like Tibet. Buddhism has played an enormous role in shaping the mindset of the Chinese people, affecting their aesthetics, politics, literature, philosophy and medicine.

At the peak of the Tang Dynasty’s vitality, Chinese Buddhism produced numerous spiritual masters.[1][2]

Definition courtesy Wikipedia.




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