Buddhism Arrives in China
Buddhism was founded by an Indian prince who called himself the Buddha. The Buddha taught his people about what he called The Four Noble Truths and an Eightfold Path. He also taught the people to use meditation. More can be read about the Buddha in chapter seven, using the menu to the left side of your screen.
After the death of the Buddha, his followers traveled around Asia spreading his message to distant lands. Buddhism reached China just as the Han Dynasty was coming to an end. During these difficult times people were in search of faith. Buddhism, along with its teachings of Nirvana, offered them hope for a better life. By 400 A.D., Buddhism was widely practiced in China.