Warring States Period to the reign of Emperor Wudi of the Western Han Dynasty, under the encouragement of both Taoist experts and emperors and kings, a famous movement in the history was initiated to seek longevity panacea in the sea.
Taoism flourishes in the Shundi period of East Han Dynasty.
126 AD - 144 AD
Zhang Ling creates Wudoumi (five pipefuls of rice) Tao in Sichuan Province.
Zhang Jiao established Taiping (peace) Tao,
172 AD - 178 AD
This marks the real formation of Taoism as we know it. Taoism spreads south and east along the Siilk Road
Taoism begins to decline in the upper class
Taoism instead starts spreading in the lower-class society.
Taoism is modified to cater for people's psychological needs
1368 AD - 1644 AD
Taoism became a mixture with no unique features. During this period, Taoists were of low quality, and knew little about the doctrine and laws of Taoism.
Fur Trade Timeline
Trade of marmot pelts brings the Black Plague to Europe
1300 - 1350
Demand for cat furs in Europe increases dramatically
Due to the nuns’ want for a cheap, “worthy” fur
Russia and China continue to trade furs off of the silk road