Confucianism Timeline

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551 BCE - 479 BCE: Life of Confucius.
 
 
206 BCE - 220 CE: Han dynasty, one of the longest of China’s major dynasties.
 
 
141 BCE - 87 BCE: Han Emperor Wu abandons Legalism in favor of Confucianism.
 
 
372 CE: A Confucian Academy is established in the Goguryeo kingdom of northern Korea and Buddism is adopted as the state religion.
 
 
682 CE: A National Confucian Academy is established in the Unified Silla Kingdom.
 
756 CE - 907 CE: Taoism loses popular support with the decline of the Tang Dynasty. Replaced by Confucianism and Buddhism.
 
 
788 CE: An examination for state administrators based on Confucianism is introduced in the Unified Silla Kingdom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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