PHIL 213 Asian Philosophy - Timeline
2500 BCE: Peak of Indus Valley Civilization
1500-1000 BCE: Development of early Vedas (incl Rig Veda)
600-200 BCE: Development of Upanishads
400-100 BCE: Development of Bhagavad Gita
300-800 CE: Development of Puranas, including various versions of the story of Krishna and the Gopis
500 BCE: Historical Buddha Sakyamuni
100-200 CE: Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti and many other Mahayana Buddhist scriptures
150-250 CE: Nagarjuna, First great philosopher of emptiness
551-478 BCE: Confucius, founder of Confucianism
275 BCE: Laozi, first great Daoist
300-200 BCE: Zhuangzi, second great Daoist
450-550 CE: Bodhidharma, founder of Chan (Zen) Buddhism
487-593 CE: Hui-k'o (Huike), successor to Bodhidharma (Second Chan [Zen] Master)
638-713 CE: Hui-neng (Huineng), Sixth Chan (Zen) Master, protagonist of the Platform Sutra of Chan Buddhism
549-623 CE: Chi-tsang (Jizang), master of the San-lun (Sanlun) or emptiness school of Chinese Buddhism.
538-597 CE: Chih-i (Zhiyi), master of the T'ien-t'ai (Tiantai) school of Chinese Buddhism emphasizing that human nature is karmically evil.
625-702 CE: Uisang, master of the Korean Huaom school of Buddhism
617-686 CE: Wonhyo (Won Hyo), master of Korean Huaom school of Buddhism, famous for his great scholarship and unconventional behavior
1200-1253 Dogen, founding master of Soto school of Japanese Zen Buddhism
1173-1262 Shinran, founding figure of Shin Buddhism, school of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
1813-1855 Soren Kierkegaard, Danish Protestant Christian, Philosopher of Religion, author of Fear and Trembling, Sickness Unto Death.
1934-1992 Audre Lorde, African-American Lesbian Feminist
1927-2004 Seung Sahn, Korean Zen master, founder of Providence Zen Center