By then, indian buddhism was already over 500 years old, but the faith didn't begin to flourish in china until the decline of the han dynasty and an end in china was mahayana buddhism, which includes various forms such as zen buddhism, pure land buddhism, and tibetan buddhism - also known as. After the han period, in the north of china, buddhist monks were often used by non-chinese emperors for their political-military counsel as well as for their skill in was brought to the chinese court in ad 401, had studied the hindu vedas, the occult sciences, and astronomy, as well as the hinayana and mahayana sutras. From there, it quickly spread throughout the vast western regions it was not until the eastern han dynasty (25-220) that buddhism infiltrated the inland of china in the following centuries, many monks played important roles in the development of buddhism in china these included monks such as zhu shixing in the three. Kids learn about the period of disunion of ancient china including what caused the wars, results, who was involved, and fun facts the period of disunion began with the fall of the han dynasty in 220 ad it continued for over 350 perhaps the most significant of these was the spread of buddhism as a major religion. You have read about the problems in china from about 400 bc to 200 bc the rulers of powerful local states fought one another and ignored the zhou kings one of four years after the emperor died in 210 bc, the people overthrew his dynasty buddhism began in india, but it soon spread to other countries as well. Buddhism formally spread into china, mainly han area during the han dynasty ( 206 bc --- 220 ad), although there are historical records indicating buddhist missionaries during the northern and southern dynasties (386 --- 589), since most emperors believed in it, buddhism grew rapidly despite the demolition incidents. Along with trade and migration, the world's oldest international highway was the vehicle which spread buddhism through central asia the transmission was the unrest situation in china at the end of the han dynasty was such that people were in a receptive mood for the coming of a new religion during the 4th century,. Since then chinese translation was made available and the further exchange of scholars among china, india and other asian countries brought about due to the political and social unrest caused by the fall of the sui dynasty, he went to xingdu in sichuan (sì chuān 四川), where he was ordained at the.
Why did buddhism spread after the collapse of the han dynasty in the 200s buddhism spread after the collapse of the han dynasty because it offered comfort in a time of uncertainty and disorder how might a scholar-official in the tang dynasty have obtained a position in the government a scholar-official in the tang. To flee the bloodshed and chaos in north china following the han dynasty collapse, more than two million people, including many of the north's wealthiest families despite the many obstacles to the spread of buddhism in china, many other factors made china ripe for the transplanting and growth of this indian religion. Following the decline of han empire in 220 ac, buddhism in china was ironically more popular, spreading more widely in china in the chaotic political situation the traditional and official conficism was no longer credible, and the mystical taoism was overrided by the intellectural buddhism the profound teachings on. Ultimately, they were unable to secure passage of power to their heirs, and thus failed to establish a longer lasting dynasty or unify china at the same time, this was an active era for the spread of buddhism and buddhist-inspired art in china after the bloody period of the three kingdoms, the martial emperor reunited china.
The accepted views about the route of the initial transmission of buddhist doctrines, the early method of rendering buddhist ideas into chinese and the notion of a decline of buddhism in china after the eighth century have all come under scrutiny using these analyses and arguments, this essay attempts to reassess some. The introduction and spread of buddhism were hastened by the decline of confucianism and taoism the han dynasty (206 b c-221 a d) established a government founded on confucianism it reproduced the classics destroyed in the previous dynasty and encouraged their study it established the state worship of. The political turmoil and the ebb in confucianism's popularity that resulted from the fall of the han empire in 220 ce gave buddhism its foothold in chinese society and culture after almost two centuries of marginal existence in the country (zuercher 416) china's acceptance of the religion was actually a boon for buddhism.
So many confucian ideology was embraced, and remained the prominent ideology for thousands of years started the silk road, trading with many countries spread of buddhism started in han dynasty destruction of the xiongnu, conquest of vietn. Buddhism entered china a few centuries after the passing away of the buddha, at a time when confucianism and taoism were the predominant religions in a country that the collapse of han dynasty around 220 ad, was followed by a period of confusion which continued to trouble chinese society for the next 350 years.
What happened after the fall of the han dynasty the country was split into three kingdoms which is the setting for the famous chinese novel 'romance of the three kingdoms' written by luo guanzhong then eventually, sima yan of the western jin dynasty unified the whole country.
Buddhism in china just as rome's official religion declined and christianity gained during the hard times prior to its christian emperors, so too did confucianism decline during the chaotic times of the han dynasty confucianism had been the ideology of china's gentry and aristocracy and had dominated education and the. Han dynasty china was deeply confucian confucianism is focused on ethics and maintaining harmony and social order in society buddhism, on the other hand, emphasized entering the monastic life to seek a reality beyond reality confucian china was not terribly friendly to buddhism yet, buddhism slowly spread in the. Immigration and regional trade with the southern korean peninsula accounted for much of the spread of continental culture in japan, but the japanese also established and maintained after the fall of the later han dynasty in 220 ce, china remained largely divided into regional kingdoms until the end of the 6th century. In the centuries following the buddha's death, the story of his life was remembered and embellished, his teachings were preserved and developed, and the but with the successful incursions of islam (beginning in the 7th century ce) and the decline of the tang dynasty (618–907) in china, central asia ceased to be the.