China's Buddhism Timeline - Joe Barrett

China's Dynasties

XIA

2100 BCE - 1600 BCE

SHANG

1600 BCE - 1050 BCE

ZHOE

1050 BCE - 256 BCE

QIN

221 BCE - 206 BCE

HAN

206 BCE - 220 CE

Six Dynasties

220 CE - 589 CE

Includes 3 Kingdoms, JIN, North/South, SUI

3 Kingdoms - WEI, HAN, WU

220 CE - 265 CE

JIN

265 CE - 420 CE

North/South

386 CE - 589 CE

SUI

581 CE - 618 CE

TANG

618 CE - 906 CE

SONG

906 CE - 1279 CE

YUAN

1279 CE - 1368 CE

MING

1368 CE - 1644 CE

QING

1644 CE - 1840 CE

Republican Period

1912 CE - 1949 CE

People's Republic of China

1949 CE - 2017 CE

Chinese Buddhism

Arrival of Buddhism to China

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Believed Confucian three cardinal relations as sole to governing

206 BCE - 220 CE

1st Phase of Buddhism - translation

1 CE - 386 CE

2nd Phase of Chinese Buddhism - Innovation

581 CE - 906 CE

3rd Phase - Merging of Religions

906 CE - Approx. 1700 CE

Opium War

1839 CE - 1860 CE