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An American in China

More Buddhism and India and China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 30, 2010


Buddhism entered China, perhaps as early as the first century B.C., from India via the Silk Road trade route and Central Asia, where goods were traded between China and the Roman Empire and cultures from China merged with those of India, Central Asia and Iran. Artifacts from Kushan–a Greek-influenced, Pakistan-based, Buddhist civilization–have been found in western China.

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