Buddhism and Religion in China - ThoughtCo
The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China - Mr. Kash
As says: “That his father was a king implies that he was of the warrior, and not the priestly, class, which echoes Sakyamuni Buddha’s origins.” >
But, in the early part of the 20th century, a great cache of manuscripts dating to China’s Tang period (618-907) was discovered in Dunghuang, China.
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Kannon was originally considered male in the Buddhist traditions of China and Japan, but starting around the 11th - 12th centuries, was commonly portrayed as female in China (less so in Japan).
Mahayana Buddhism is sometimes called Northern Buddhism
Theravada Buddhism spread over Ceylon, Burma and the Indochina Peninsula.
The confession of the Great Vehicle, Mahayana (chin.: Dasheng 大乘), instead spread from Kashmir, Gandhara, Soghdia and Inner Asia into China, and further to Korea and Japan.
Center for Global Education | Asia Society
Buddhism as practiced in Japan and China also granted women some areas of empowerment. Women went on pilgrimages to Buddhist temples, retreated to nunneries, sometimes gave public lectures, and led temple groups. Chinese Buddhism was at its height during the reign of Wu Zetian who promoted the religion and even justified her rule by claiming she was a reincarnation of a previous female Buddhist saint. During Wus reign, and throughout the early to mid Tang period, women enjoyed relatively high status and freedom. Lovely Tang era paintings and statues depict women on horseback, and as administrators, dancers and musicians. Stories and poems, like those from the pen of the infamous female poet Yu Xuanji, also attest to the almost modern openness of the period.
The Origins of Buddhism | Asia Society
The maturity and great age of Buddhism in China was the when emperors spent their wealth to establish monasteries and sculptures in different Buddhist caves.