May 28

what are the differences between zen chinese buddhist art and zen japanese buddhist art?

I’m writing a paper on buddhist art in japan and china. I need some helpful resources. Particularly on the meaning of enlightenment depicted in the paintings

Wikipedia has a good article on Buddhist art, with sections on Chinese and Japanese Buddhism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_art

Open Directory has links to some good resources:

http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Buddhism/Art/

Best wishes on your project.

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  1. P'ang says:

    Wikipedia has a good article on Buddhist art, with sections on Chinese and Japanese Buddhism.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_art

    Open Directory has links to some good resources:
    http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Buddhism/Art/

    Best wishes on your project.
    References :

  2. kazmier says:

    Since Ch’an passed through Korea before it arrived in Japan, I think you also should consider looking at the Korean view of Seon (Zen) as well. You will get a broader picture (no pun intended)

    Sorry for mudding up the water
    References :
    http://wn.com/Korean_Buddhist_Art

    http://www.oxherding.com/my_weblog/2009/02/the-essence-of-korean-zen.html

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