Six Dynasties

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Six Dynasties,

period of Chinese history between the fall of the Han dynasty (A.D. 220) and the unification of China under the Sui dynasty (A.D. 589). It is named for the six successive dynasties that appeared in S China during the period: the Wu (222–80), the Eastern Ch'in (317–419), the Liu-Sung (420–79), the Southern Ch'i (479–502), the Liang (502–57), and the Ch'en (557–89). Although a time of severe political disunion, the period of the Six Dynasties was marked by much originality in art, literature, and thought.
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Here it is significant that not only Tibetans of the age of fragmentation require taming, but those of the later dispensation as well, and perhaps this was more to the point.
Garwang is an example of how the warning against the dangers of the age of fragmentation continued to be cited well into the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Tibet.