Religions of the East

Main

Joron Period - Amaterasu

4500 bce - 250 bce

Five Emperors Period

3000 bc - 2000 bc

Indus Valley

2500 bc - 1500 bc

Xia Dynasty (first one)

2200 bc - 1750 bc

Shang Period (Shang Di)

1751 bce - 1111 bce

Vedic Religion

1500 bc - 800 bc

Zhou Dynasty

1123 bce - 221 bce

Birth of Laozi

604 BCE

Birth of Mahavira (Jain)

599 bc

Birth of Siddhartha

563 bce

First Turning of Dharma Wheel

500 bce

First Council of Buddha

483 bce

Hinduism (Classical)

400 bc - 400 ce

Menzi (Confucian)

372 bce - 289 bce

Zhuang Zi - Daoist

369 bce - 286 bce

Split of Jain

360 bc

Xunzi (Confucian)

300 bce - 238 bce

Reign of Ashoka after Bloodshed in Kalinga

272 bc - 236 bc

Kofun Period - Kami

250 bce - 500 ce

Qin Dynasty

221 BCE

Han Dynasty (Confucius Deified)

202 BCE - 220 CE

First Schools of Buddhism

200 bc - 100 bc

Development of Mahayana

100 ce - 200 ce

Medieval Hinduism

400 ce - 1800 ce

Development of Vajrayana

400 ce - 500 ce

Pureland Buddhism

476 - 542

Zhiyi (Tiantai School) Buddhism

538 - 597

Buddhism come to Japan from Korea

552

Prince Shotoku - Japanese constitution

573 - 622

Nara Period

710 - 784

Saicho - Tendai School

767 - 822

Kukai - Shingon and Tantric

773 - 835

Persecution of Buddhism

845 - 846

Song Era

960 - 1280

Chou Tun'i (Founder - Great Ultimate)

1017 - 1073

Wang Ze - Daoist

1113 - 1170

Zhu Xi - Organized into Texts

1130 - 1200

Honen

1133 - 1212

Kamakura

1192 - 1333

Soto Zen (Dogen)

1200 - 1253

Nichiren Buddhism

1222 - 1282

Ming Dynasty

1308 - 1644

Muromachi Period - Shogunata

1333 - 1600

Poet Kabir finds Sikhism

1440 - 1518

Birth of Guru Nanak

1469

Hare Krishna

1486 - 1533

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1912

Hakuin - Hakuin

1686 - 1768

Founding of Kalsa

1699

Rajnit Singh Sikh Kingdom before Britsh Defeat

1780 - 1839

Brahmo Samaj

1828

Gandhi

1869 - 1948

Aurobindo

1872 - 1950

Arya Samaj

1875