Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)

Major

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

First Advisor

Charles Dobbs

Second Advisor

Paul Lasley

Third Advisor

Wei Cheng Li

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16656

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Carole N. Edginton

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1454598

OCLC Number

274129217

ISBN

9780549684725

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

83 pages

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