China begins developing a form of overland transportation of silk products.
The Han dynasty which succeeded the Qin dynasty encourages a gradual increase in the Silk roads range. Eventually going further than the Central Asian barrier into the Roman Empire.
The Silk road had established itself, and perpetuated itself through a vast range. Ultimately tough the Silk Road not only served as a way to move the Chinese product of silk , but other goods as spices, furs, and gunpowder. In return though the Chinese received ivory, gold, and horses.
A diplomat Zhang Qian is sent to establish a trading route between the east and the west.
Rome discovers the existence of silk through a battle with the Persians.
Buddhist arrive in China and begin preaching the new religion.
In the Han dynasties decline, as turmoil ensued, Buddhism inspired the needed factor of hope and belief.
The secrets of fabricating silk are leaked out of China.
Silk worm farms are created in Central Asia.
Buddhism which has already established itself as a domineering force within China, travels toward Japan.
European silk worm farms develop.
The Tang dynasty is established, and Buddhism remains at the top of the social stratosphere.
Christian missionaries bring Christianity through to China.
The silk roads trafficking reaches its peak, then steadily declines. Chang'an Chinas capital is the richest city in the world.
As the Tang begin to decline further, the government fearing that too much power is falling into the hands of the Buddhist, persecutes the religion, and closes China from foreign influence.
At the collapse of the Tang, the Chinese government finalizes its decision banning foreign religions.