• Chinese Buddhism and Buddhist Art

    Chinese Buddhism and Buddhist Art

    Buddhism, which was introduced in China as early as the 1st century AD, has played a vital role in Chinese life, culture and art. It is one of the three main ideological and spiritual streams, along with Confucianism and Taoism.

  • Confucianism

    Confucianism

    Confucianism is one of the largest moral and political schools in China. It has been developing for more than two millennia.
    Under Han-Emperor Wu, Confucianism was imposed as a state doctrine, and it remained so for two millennia until the founding of the Republic of China.

  • Chinese symbolism

    Chinese symbolism

    Chinese people, concerned with respect for rituals and traditions, attach great importance to the representation and staging of flowers or animals. Beyond their decorative aspect of great expressiveness, they have a traditional symbolic value, codified, evocative of power, financial success, matrimonial happiness, good health.