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During the Classical and Post Classical era in China, there were varieties of changes in attitudes toward Buddhism. Although many chinese accepted and incorporated Buddhism into their religion due to the promise of salvation, many rejected due to the contradation against Chinese customs and nature.Buddhism originated from India and found in the 6th century B.C.E by Siddhartha Gautama which later diffuses to other countries. The attitude toward Buddhism changes throughout the Classical and Post Classical period China,  when china was experiencing hardship such as famine, diseases, and economic crisis. Thus leading many Chinese people to believe in Buddhism because it offer to end sorrow and suffer. Many also rejected Buddhism in this time period because it was foreign and does not contribute to improving China’s crisis.According to document one and two the attitude toward Buddhism was acceptance. In document one Buddha stated that The four Noble Truth can end sorrow of birth, sorrow of age, sorrow of disease, sorrow of death, and sorrow of unpleasant. During the time of the Six Dynasties between 220 to 589 B.C.E china was disunified and divided in Six Dynasties. While China was experiencing economic crisis many chinese went hungry and had to survive day by day within little to no food and water. The chinese believe that if the followed Buddhism it could help them improve their devastating situation. Document two also explained why many should follow Buddhism, document two stated by Zhi Dun a Chinese Scholar and confidant of Chinese aristocrats that if one follows Buddhism correctly and vows to not change their original intention after being reborn will have satisfying after life. Their soul would be transported to thiter, then enlighten by Buddha, and then will enter Nirvana. These two doucement are written with the main purpose to appeal to the citizens who are suffering, this is appealing to the citizens because they are suffering everyday and believe that their life serves no purpose.According to document four and six the attitude toward Buddhism in China was rejection due to it foreign presence and the contradiction against Chinese Custom and Nature.            Confucianism was the main religion in China during the Tang dynasty, Confucianism focus on social teaching. Confucius taught that people should treat each others with compassion and respect but avoiding treating other the way they would wish not to be treated. Confucius also taught that there were mutual obligations between husband and wife, parent and children, older brother and younger brother, and etc. In document four, Han Yu a leading Confucian scholar and an official at the Tang imperial court stated that the traditions of buddhism is barbaric, it does not serve the affection of father and son nor does its dress follow the laws of China. The custom of Buddhism does not follow any custom of Confucianism that Chinese people has been practising. In document six, the Tang emperor Emperor Wu stated that Buddhism had poisoned the religious customs of china and wears out the people’s strength causing them to loss the obligation to the country and their families. Around 750 C.E the Tang dynasty started to decline and the peasants were making an uproar due to the hardships that was endured. Because of many years of war peasants were forced to pay more tax. In addition to their hardship the eunuchs occupied peasants farmland and the practice of field rotation was abandoning causing food and money to decrease. This led the emperor to desperately need people to work and farm for the country but many were following Buddhism, becoming a monks which does not serve a purpose to the economic of the Tang dynasty. The reason why the Emperor wrote this edict is to advise people to stop following buddhism because it does not improve the crisis of China but instead causes more crisis.