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  Silk Road - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Silk road is a translation from the German Seidenstraße, the term first used by German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen in the 19th century.
The heyday of the Silk Road corresponds to that of the Byzantine Empire in its west end, Sasanid Period to Il Khanate Period in the Nile-Oxus section and Three Kingdoms to Yuan Dynasty in the Sinitic zone in its east end.
Whereas on the Silk Road, gunpowder and early modernity had an impact quite the opposite: the level of integration of the Mongol Empire could not be maintained, and trade declined (though partly due to an increase in European maritime exchanges).
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - History of Buddhism
Buddhism flourished under the Indo-Greek kings, and it has been suggested that their invasion of India was intended to show their support for the Mauryan empire, and to protect the Buddhist faith from the alleged religious persecutions of the Sungas (185–73 BCE).
The Kushans were supportive of Buddhism, and a fourth Buddhist council was convened by the Kushan emperor Kanishka, around 100 CE at Jalandhar or in Kashmir, and is usually associated with the formal rise of Mahayana Buddhism and its secession from Theravada Buddhism.
Buddhism probably arrived in China around the 1st century CE from Central Asia (although there are some traditions about a monk visiting China during Asoka's reign), and through to the 8th century it became an extremely active center of Buddhism.
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 Silk Road - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Silk Road is unlikely to have been travelled in its entirety — between Africa, Europe or the Middle East and China — by land.
The heyday of the Silk Road corresponds to that of the Byzantine Empire in its west end, Sassanid Empire Period to Il Khanate Period in the Nile-Oxus section and Three Kingdoms to Yuan Dynasty in the Sinitic zone in its east end.
However the transmission of many iconographical details are clear, such as the Hercules inspiration behind the Nio guardian deities in front of Japanese Buddhist temples, and also representations of the Buddha reminiscent of Greek art such as the Buddha in Kamakura.
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 Silk Road transmission of Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism to China started in the 1st century CE with a semi-legendary account of an embassy sent to the West by the Chinese Emperor Ming (58-75 CE).
The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism essentially ended around the 7th century with the rise of Islam in Central Asia.
Central Asian missionnary efforts along the Silk Road were accompanied by a flux of artistic influences, visible in the development of Serindian art from the 2nd through the 11th century CE in the Tarim Basin, modern Xinjiang.
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 Buddhism In China Encyclopedia Article @ CNAutomotive.com (CN Automotive)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Buddhism is an important religion in China and one of the three major schools of thought along with Confucianism and Taoism.
The arrival of Buddhism in China was a consequence of the first contacts between China and Central Asia which occurred with the opening of the Silk Road in the 2nd century BCE, following the travels of Zhang Qian between 138 and 126 BCE.
Buddhism was a minor force, however, compared with Daoism which was directly associated with efforts to defy the emperor (cf.
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 Silk Road Encyclopedia Article @ 216.92.11.26 ()   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Silk Road on the Sea extends from South China, to present-day Philippines, Brunei, Siam, Malacca, Ceylon, India, Persia, Egypt, Italy, Portugal and Sweden.
Silk road is a translation from the German Seidenstraße.
From the 2nd millennium BC nephrite jade was being traded from mines in the region of Yarkand and Khotan to China.
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 Buddhism and Its Spread Along the Silk Road
Buddhism reached the height of its power in the 8th and 9th centuries in Afghanistan before it fell to the Arabs.
As Buddhism advanced towards the Tarim basin, Kashgaria with Yarkand and Khotan in the west, Tumsuk, Aksu and Kizil in the north, Loulan, Karasahr and Dunhuang in the east, and Miran and Cherchen in the south became important centers of Buddhist art and thought.
The decline of Buddhism along the Silk Road was due to the collapse of the Tang Dynasty in the East and the invasion of Arabs in the West.
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 Silk Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From the stories of eight artists from Silk Road lands who now live in America, young readers sample recipes with a Persian cook, dodge the moves of a Korean martial artist, silk road and pluck the strings of a Greek oud, the ancestor of the lute silk road and guitar.
But the Silk Road was more than just a conduit along which these religions hitched rides East; it was a formative silk road and transformative rite of passage, silk road and no religion emerged unchanged at the end of the journey.
Silk Road transmission of Buddhism - The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism to China started in the 1st century CE with a semi-legendary account of an embassy sent to the West by the Chinese Emperor Ming (58-75 CE).
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 Silk Road transmission of Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism to China started in the 1st century CE with a semi-legendary account of an embassy sent to the West by the Chinese Emperor Ming (58 – 75 CE).
An Shi Kao established Buddhist temples in Loyang and organized the translation of Buddhist scriptures into Chinese, testifying to the beginning of a wave of Central Asian Buddhist proselitism that was to last several centuries.
Bodhidharma was the founder of the Chan (Zen) school of Buddhism.
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 Silk Road transmission of Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Blue-eyed [[Central Asian and East-Asian Buddhist monks, Bezaklik, Eastern Tarim Basin, 9th-10th century.]] The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism to China started in the 1st century CE with a semi-legendary account of an embassy sent to the West by the Chinese Emperor Ming (58-75 CE).
The next direct encounter of China with Buddhism is described in a 6th century CE semi-legendary account by Yang Xuanzhi, as occurring around 70 CE: :''"The establishment of the Baima Temple (Temple of the White Horse) by Emperor Ming (58-75 CE) of the Han marked the introduction of Buddhism into China.
"Heroic gesture of the [[Bodhisattva", 6th-7th century terracotta, Tumshuq (Xinjiang).]] Central Asian missionnary efforts along the Silk Road were accompanied by a flux of artistic influences, visible in the development of Serindian art from the 2nd through the 11th century CE in the Tarim Basin, modern Xinjiang.
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 Joy Max Road Silk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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Silk Road Project - Silk Road Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, initiated by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, promoting collaboration among artists and institutions, promoting multicultural artistic exchange, and studying the ebb and flow of ideas among different cultures along the Silk...
Silk Road transmission of Buddhism - The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism to China started in the 1st century CE with a semi-legendary account of an embassy sent to the West by the Chinese Emperor Ming (58 – 75 CE).
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 sociology - Silk Road
The Greeks were to remain in Central Asia for the next three centuries, first through the administration of the Seleucid Empire, and then with the establishement of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom in Bactria.
Ironically, the effect of gun power and early modernity on Europe was the integration of territorial states and increasing mercantilism, on the Silk Road it was quite the opposite: failure to maintain the level of integration of the Mongol Empire and decline in trade, partly due to European maritime trade.
The disapearance of the Silk Road following the end of the Mongols was one of the main factors that stimulated the Europeans to reach the prosperous Chinese empire through another route, especially by the sea.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Silk_Road   (2949 words)

  
 Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhism on the Silk Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhism on the Silk Road
As the western end of the Silk Road, the cities of Kashgar, Kucha and Khotan fell to the Tibetan army.
It was not until the eleventh century that the influence of Buddhism began to increase again in Tibet.
idp.bl.uk /education/buddhism/tibetan/tibetan.html   (781 words)

  
 Silk Road Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Traces Marco Polo's journey from Venice to China along the 13th-century Silk Road, describes the cultures he observed, silk road game and gives instruction for such activities as creating mosaics, weaving a wallhanging, silk road game and playing Chinese games.
Silk Road Project - Silk Road Project is a musical collective founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998.
Europe was made for a stunning silk road picture.Bouquet Includes: Peach roses or cultivated and fruit trees.
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 Buddhism on the Silk Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Dharmagupta school was present in Central Asia in the earlier stages of the transmission of Buddhism into the region.
Although it usual held to be beyond description, it is contrasted with the state of suffering experienced by sentient beings in samsara.
The name for the type of Buddhism found in the earlier schools, such as the Sarvastivada.
idp.bl.uk /education/buddhism/glossary.html   (1348 words)

  
 Silk Road - China-related Topics SI-SL - China-Related Topics
Silk road is a translation from the German languageGerman Seidenstra?e, the term first used by GermanyGerman geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen in the 19th century.
In its heyday, the Silk Road sustained an international culture that strung together groups as diverse as the Magyars, Armenians, and ChinaChinese.
In Central Asia, Islam expanded from the 7th century onward, bringing a stop to Chinese westward expansion at the Battle of Talas in 751751 CE.
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