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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Chapter Two shifts to the "age of fragmentation" that followed the collapse of the Tibetan empire in the tenth- and eleventh-centuries, when Buddhism became increasingly popular among Tibetans and tantric ritual manuals were directed toward indigenous questions.
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