nanbei, tang and song - Background to Chinese Buddhism:...

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Background to Chinese Buddhism: Northern and Southern, Tang and Song Dynasties Buddhism’s influence on Chinese culture dates from the period of division after the fall of the Han dynasty Buddhism was gradually embraced by some elites and commoners in both north and south during this time The political history of the period is complex; later Chinese historians made it even more complicated by using a variety of overlapping labels It includes the Three Kingdoms, Western Jin, Eastern Jin, the Six Dynasties, the Sixteen Kingdoms, and the Northern and Southern Dynasties. Three Kingdoms: 220-265 Six Dynasties: 222-589 Northern and Southern Dynasties: 420-589 Or: Northern and Southern Dynasties and Six Dynasties: 222-589
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There are even disagreements among traditional Chinese historians about which dynasties belong to the “Six Dynasties.” One list refers to a sequence of “southern” states that made the city of Jiankang (known today as Nanjing) the capital: Wu (one of the Three Kingdoms) Eastern Jin 東晉 Liu-Song 劉宋 Qi Liang Chen However, another list leaves out Wu and replaces it with the Wei (also Three Kingdoms period) The Northern Dynasties and Sixteen Kingdoms were ruled by a succession of mostly non-Chinese ethnic groups, which is why they are classified separately by traditional Chinese historians, and sometimes
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