Timeline of Important Events in Eastern Religions

Events

Harappan Civilization Begins

Approx. 2500 BCE

Laozi Writes the Daodejing

Approx. 600 BCE - Approx. 500 BCE

The Buddha Gives His Teachings

Approx. 580 BCE - Approx. 480 BCE

Confucius Teaches the Hundred Schools of Thought

Approx. 550 BCE - Approx. 480 BCE

Legalism Arises

Approx. 500 BCE - Approx. 300 BCE

Japanese Religion Formalizes, "Shinto" is Created

Approx. 300 BCE - Approx. 400 AD

Asoka Revives Buddhism

Approx. 270 BCE - Approx. 230 BCE

Legalism Declines After Fall of Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 207 bc

Laozi Is Worshiped As a God

Approx. 200 BCE - Approx. 0 AD

Buddhism Diverges From Strict Teachings of Buddha

Approx. 0 A.D. - Approx. 100 A.D.

Hinduism Splits

Approx. 0 A.D. - Approx. 150 A.D.

Chandra Gupta II Rises, Hinduism is Spread Across Mediterranean

335 A.D. - 415 A.D.

Shinto Becomes the Official Native Religion of Japan

Approx. 550 AD - Approx. 600 AD

Neo Confucianism Develops

Approx. 1000 A.D. - Approx. 1200 A.D.