How was buddhism spread to china?

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Michelle Tiller

When the Han Dynasty of China extended its power to Central Asia in the first century B.C., trade and cultural ties between China and Central Asia also increased. In this way, the Chinese people learnt about Buddhism so that by the middle of the first century C.E., a community of Chinese Buddhists was already in existence.

Tara Lange

When Buddhism came to China from India in the 1st century C.E. via the Silk Road trade routes, the Chinese thought it was a version of the native Taoist tradition.

Steffie Maille

Buddhism entered Han China via the Silk Road, beginning in the 1st or 2nd century.

Buddhism was introduced into China by Indian merchants who took Buddhist priests with them journeys to China.

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How was buddhism spread to china?

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