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1600 BCE - 1046 BCE: Taoism develops during the Shang Dynasty.
 
 
500 BCE: Probable life of the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu, founder of Taoism and author of the Tao-Te-Ching.
 
618 CE - 907 CE: Tang Dynasty, Taoism flourishes.
 
712 CE - 756 CE: Taoism becomes official religion of China under the Emperor Xuanzong.
 
756 CE - 907 CE: Taoism loses popular support with the decline of the Tang Dynasty. Replaced by Confucianism and Buddhism.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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