An Exploration on the Characteristics and Rule of Propagation of Chinese Buddhist Music: A Comparative Study on the Ancient and Modern Buddhist Music of Tiantong Temple and Huayan Temple

Weiguang HU


This article is based on a lateral comparison on the existing ritual musical forms of Tiantong Temple and Hauyan Temple to look for some similar features.The article makes reference to relevant historical documents, trying to find the propagation relation, propagation time and successor of the two temples’ Buddhist music, makes an in-depth study of the regularities of the propagation in different places, so as to achieve a universal significance and methodological significance and promote the research of Chinese Buddhist music to develop in depth.


Regionalism; Buddhist music singing; Similarity; History; Propagation

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