Start of Hinduism
Taoism develops during Shang Dynasty
1600 BCE - 1046 BCE
The most important Taoism scripture is written- The Spring & Autumn Period
770 BCE - 476 BCE
Hindu teachers tried to interpret and explain the hidden meaning of the Vedic hymns
Approx. 675 BCE
The founder of Taoism, Lao Tze was born.
Before this Shinto was the religion in Japan
The founder of Confucianism is born
Life of Shakyamuni Buddha, based on whose teachings Buddhism developed.
Start of Confucianism
The founder of Confucianism dies
Warring States Period in China, Legalism develops in response to the horrors of war.
476 BCE - 221
The person who developed legalism in China is born
Asoka becomes king and decides to promote Buddhism
Hinduism and Buddhism are India's main religions
Legalism becomes the official religion of the Qin Dynasty