Multiple religious arts populate the diverse regions of China. Some traditions, such as Confucianism, Taoism and the Cult of Mao, developed within China. Others traditions like Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, entered with foreign traders, missionaries and shifting populations. The formulations of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism all began sometime between the 6th and 4th century BC. Buddhism arrived in China by land and by sea through traveling merchants and monks shortly after its formulation. All three practices differ drastically from each other, but all have held long-lasting influence in China up to the present day.
Funding for this exhibition provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation