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Asian Art and Architecture

Asian Art and Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will introduce a section on Asian art and architecture.

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Map of the Silk Road, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silk_Road.svg , Fougang pagoda, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Fugong_Temple_Wooden_Pagoda.jpg, Great Stupa at Sanchi, Creative Commons, Horyu-ji Kondo, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horyu-ji_kondo02_2000b.jpg, Guanyin Pavilion, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%E5%A4%A9%E6%B4%A5%E8%93%9F%E5%8E%BF%E7%8B%AC%E4%B9%90%E5%AF%BA%E8%A7%82%E9%9F%B3%E9%98%81.jpg Amitabha Buddha in the Western Pure Land of Sukhavati, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amitabha_Buddha_Sukhavati_Dunhuang_Mogao_Caves.jpeg, Buddhist Paradise of Amitabha, Public Domain, http://commons.wikim, edia.org/wiki/File:Buddhist_Paradise_of_Amitabha,_Tang_Dynasty.jpg , Ryoanji, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JP-kyoto-ryoanji.jpg, Bamiyan Buddha, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taller_Buddha_of_Bamiyan_before_and_after_destruction.jpg, Durga puja, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Durga-puja-koln-2009-3.JPG

Terms to Know

A system of religious practice in India that emphasizes the idea of dharma, or duty, and corresponding daily rituals and practices

Pure Land

The heavenly realm of a Buddha.


A school and teaching of Chinese Buddhism that emphasizes enlightenment and individual understanding of Buddhist teachings through formal studies and observances.