Rise Of Buddhism In China

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When Buddhism was first introduced to China, it wasn’t immediately accepted because the dominant Chinese tradition called Confucian which had centuries of development in China was considered to be superior to other “barbaric” religions. Buddhism never had any chance to become a mainstream religion until the Han empire fell in 220 CE. (Zurcher, 1) After the fall of Han, large parts of China territory were ruled by weak and unstable dynasties, but it gave the opportunity for Buddhism to grow and become mainstream. Buddhism was able to grow and spread because the Confucian ideals failed to keep its promise of imperial unity and universal power, so some people considered following Buddhism instead. (Zurcher, 2)
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