In reference to our history textbook, the religious contribution towards Buddhism progressed when the Han dynasty of China extended power towards central Asia, causing the ties between China and central Asia to grow. A Chinese monk by the name of Xuan Zang went to India, returning with 500 crates of Buddhist literature. Buddhism became more widely known and a Chinese monastery for Buddhist teachings was formed. People began to relate to Buddhism, but due to poor translations, Taoist had to be used like fillers to understand and grasps the material about Buddhism. After the fall of Han, Buddhism started to attract more people because of the moral fabric and passion it presented and seemed to open a door a better and happier life. But at the time, the people of China were experiencing many challenges like war and even a very demanding political regime, that may put a damper on their... [continues]
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