The Influence of Chan Buddhism Spirit on Chinese Music DE L’INFLUENCE DU ZEN SUR LA MUSIQUE CHINOISE

Xiao-wei LAN, Zi-hua QIU


Chan Buddhism is an influential school of Buddhism in China; the philosophic thinking it advocates has influenced Chinese music and culture in many ways, which results in four orientations of the development of Chinese music: firstly, Chinese music put emphasis on its artistic conception; secondly, Chinese music emphasizes spiritual charm; thirdly, Chinese music values self-intuition; fourthly, Chinese music values natural beauty.
Key words: Chan Buddhism, Chinese music, Influence
Résumé: Le Zen est un secte bouddhiste influent en Chine. Sa pensée philosophique a exercé des influences diverses sur la culture musicale chinoise, qui s’expriment dans les quatre domaines ci-dessous. Sous l’influence de la pensée de Zen, la musique chinoise insiste sur la beauté d’imagination, la beauté de spiritualité, la beauté de perception et la beauté naturelle.
Mots-Clés: Zen, musique chinoise, influence

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