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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030209.

The Evolution and Development of Xixia Temple



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Academy of Xixia Studies, Ningxia University, Yinchuan, 750021


Xixia is a very buddhist country in the history of China. Since the founding of the 1038, Buddhism has been established as the state religion. By the time of Renxiao, Buddhism in Xixia began to evolve from Han Buddhism to Tibetan Buddhism. In the early period, there were courtyard-style temples, pagoda-style brick towers and close-eave brick towers, and after the middle period, grotto temples and stupas began to spread widely in Xixia. This change also had an important influence on the development of Han Buddhism.


Xixia, Buddhism, Monasteries, Pagodas

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SHI Yue. The Evolution and Development of Xixia Temple. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 2: 84-88. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030209.


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