Episode 59 – Southern & Northern #3: Blades of the Buddha, Flames of the Dao

Over the course of the 5th century, Buddhism had become the rising star within China, in spite of its foreign origins. That would run into direct conflict with China’s own home-grown religion: Daoism. As the two co-mingled, some would accept both… but others, especially in Northern Wei, would use all the might to eradicate what they deemed to be a heretical foreign influence on their Chinese culture.

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