Timeline for development and spread of Buddhism
Pictures by Nancy Cowardin 2013
Timeline of Luoyang as China’s Capital
Luoyang is one of China’s ancient capitals.
|Eastern Zhou||770-256 BCE||514|
|Eastern Han||25-220 CE||195|
|Wei (Three Kingdoms)||220-265||45|
Luoyang is the location of the first Buddhist temple in China, the White Horse Temple. The Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) used Luoyang as its capital from 495 to 534. Luoyang is known for its peony flowers.
Image processions were a meeting point including the people in the procession, music from Kucha, and devotional societies.
Buddhist Literature Timeline
Compiled by Venerable Jue Wei of Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple