China Disunity Analysis

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By 300 CE, China was no longer under unified rule. The fortunes of the most prominent indigenous religious tradition, Confucianism, had fallen with the Han dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE), while those of its lesser-known native and foreign counterparts, Daoism and Buddhism, were rising steadily. These three transformations influenced the subsequent development of Chinese religious history throughout the first millennium CE and beyond. From the period of disunity (220–589 CE) onward, Chinese religion would be denned by the interactions among Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism.
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