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Religion in Asia - Oakland Campus: Background Information

This guide was designed to supplement the material in class lectures by presenting relevant databases to use in your search for books and articles. There is also information on how to distinguish between popular and scholarly articles.

Kofuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

Image of Kofuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

The temple complex was built in 669 AD by the Fujiwara family.  The temple was moved from Yamashina in Kyoto to its present location in 710 AD.  Along with Todai-ji Temple, Kofukuji Temple is important in the establishment and acceptance of Buddhism in Japan.


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