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Silk Road A most significant development happened at the same time as the Buddhist movement began to spread and that was the opening of a new way through, from India to China. Today, we call this way "the Silk Road", and we associate it with famous travellers like Marco Polo, whose journeys to China astounded the Europeans of his day.
The route was first established by the Chinese, venturing out in search of horses and trade, and it dates back to the second century BC. From that time, it became a regular journey for traders seeking to make a small fortune.
In the following centuries, the route fell under control of different political groups, but was always well used until the 15th century AD when sea trade dominated. Hold the pointer over a location on the map to see its name.
From early days, silk was exported from China to Italy where it became immensely popular.
Grapes and wine making were soon introduced to the East as well as perfumes, spices, unknown animals and birds such as peacocks. From China, we first encountered roses, oranges and pears.
There was considerable cost to transport all these items, but the profits were huge for successful traders.
The Silk Road began near Iran and India, went south of the Caspian Sea, and then took one of two routes, along the borders of the Taklamakan desert. The two routes joined in North Western China. The route was treacherous and crossed huge deserts, as well as difficult mountain passes and steep valleys.
A well organised expedition relied on camels and good knowledge of local watering holes. Bandits were common and many traders perished on the journey. As it travelled and was accepted, whole communities took the message on board and monks lived along the way.
Many ruins exist in the desert regions where numerous finely decorated caves formed the centre of whole monasteries. Some areas have up to a thousand caves in a single group. Many of these caves had beautiful wall paintings and Buddha images which often were sponsored by travellers who sought protection for their journey ahead or gave thanks for having made it that far.
He sent envoys to India and in 67AD they returned with Buddhist writings. He then proceeded to have these texts translated into Chinese. Consequently, an envoy was sent to India to learn about the new religion, returning with sacred Buddhist texts and paintings as well as Indian priests to explain the teaching of the Buddha to the Emperor.
Monks, missionaries and pilgrims began travelling from India to Central Asia and then on to China, bringing Buddhist writings and paintings, while converts followed the Silk Road West. In the north western part of China the majority of the population was Buddhist by the late fourth century and Buddhism was well supported by the ruling classes.
Buddhist monks also travelled with the traders along the way and soon Buddhist monasteries were everywhere along the route between India and China.
Introduction To DBQ. SAMPLE 1 – Buddhism in China. Based on the documents, analyze responses to the spread of Buddhism in China. What additional document(s) would you need to evaluate the extent of Buddhism’s appeal? Buddhism As we have seen, Buddhism began north of India (in Nepal) and, like Christianity, saw limited acceptance in the first few centuries after its founder's death. The way of life originally taught by the Buddha was not easy. View DBQ Process F14 v2 from WORLD AP at Flower Mound H S. The DBQ (Document Based Question) What a DBQ isand what it isnt AP tests are .
The monasteries were used by travellers as safe places to rest overnight, and sometimes for longer periods to recuperate from an illness.
Donations were generously given and the monasteries flourished. In Western countries, the skill of producing silk remained largely unknown until the 12th century however once this changed, the route began to lose its major significance.Progressive Era Web Sites; Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities, and more; Progressive Era Web Sites.
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