Chinese Buddhism

Chinese Buddhism (simplified Chinese: 中国佛教; traditional Chinese: 中國佛教; pinyin: Zhōngguó Fójiào) refers collectively to the various schools of Buddhism that have flourished in China since ancient times. Buddhism has played an enormous role in shaping the mindset of the Chinese people, affecting their aesthetics, politics, literature, philosophy and medicine.

At the peak of the Tang Dynasty's vitality, Chinese Buddhism produced numerous spiritual masters.Scholars classified Chinese buddhism into 7-15 schools., commonly into 10 schools(zh:汉传佛教十宗).

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