Syncretism: a study of Toshodai-ji Wayo architectural and cultural elements

dc.contributor.advisor Charles Dobbs
dc.contributor.advisor Paul Lasley
dc.contributor.advisor Wei Cheng Li Edginton, Carole
dc.contributor.department Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary) 2018-08-22T16:17:55.000 2020-06-30T07:44:28Z 2020-06-30T07:44:28Z Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2008 2008-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>When cultures come in contact with another an exchange of social constructs occurs. Very often this results in a syncretism or a blending of ideas which results in the development of new innovative ideas and materials. Wayo cultural traditions of Nara Japan are an example of this type of occurrence. With the transmission of Buddhism from China to Japan in 509 C.E. via Korea cultural, religious, political, as well as architectural advances in technologies occurred. Toshodai-ji successfully demonstrates the Buddhist ideology and methods of T'ang architectural design that was transferred to Japan from China. Wayo features are found particularly on the Kondo, or Imagery Hall of the great Toshodai-ji temple. The architectural design at Toshodai-ji serves to confirm and demonstrates the application of these concepts. The temple exemplifies a cooperative effort between a variation of philosophies, religions and countries.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Architecture
dc.subject.disciplines Classical Archaeology and Art History
dc.subject.disciplines Social and Cultural Anthropology
dc.subject.keywords Interdisciplinary graduate studies;Interdisciplinary graduate studies (Arts and humanities);Arts and humanities;
dc.title Syncretism: a study of Toshodai-ji Wayo architectural and cultural elements
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