Buddhism - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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Three Kingdoms Buddhism (C. Late Fourth Century–668 Ce)

According to such traditional Korean historical sources as Samguk sagi (Historical record of the Three Kingdoms), Haedong kosŭng chŏn (Biographies of eminent Korean monks), and Samguk yusa (Memorabilia and mirabilia of the Three Kingdoms), Buddhism was transmitted to Korea from the Chinese mainland during the (Korean) Three Kingdoms period. The introduction of Buddhism into Korea is presumed to have occurred in 372 CE, when King Fujian (r. 357–384) of the Former Qin dynasty (351–394) sent a monk-envoy, Shundao (Kor., Sundo), to the Koguryŏ court with scriptures and images. Former Qin hegemony over the remarkably cosmopolitan region of eastern Turkistan had brought Chinese culture into intimate contact with Indian, Iranian, and Hellenistic civilizations, ultimately engendering a new, sinified form of Buddhism. Fujian's defeat, in 370, of the Former Yan state, which had for...

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