Buddhism, Hinduism, Legalism, Confuscianism, and Daoism
Where- Northern India, Ceylon, Burma, Nepal, Tibet, Central Asia, China, and Japan are just some of the places that Buddhism affected.
Who- Siddharta Gautama
How- King Ashoka was so troubled by warfare he converted to buddhism and promoted it among his people.
Growth- Buddhism has grown to 200-500 millions today.
Popularity- Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar
Effects on the world today- Buddhism promotes nonviolence and peace, keeping society calm.
Where- Hinduism originated in the Indus Valley
Who- No specific founder
How- Travelers and Merchants spread hinduism around the world.
Growth- Over 900 Million people follow this religion today.
Popularity- India and Nepal have the highest population of hindus.
Effects on the world today- Hinduism has castes these castes you are born into. Throughout life you remain in this social status. A lot of work can be done if you know your place.
Who- Shang Yang, Li Si, and Hanfeizi MAinly influenced Legalism.
How- Legalism mostly stayed in China Influenced by the founders.
Growth- Only about 5 Million people follow Legalism today.
Popularity- Still just in China not many people follow it anymore
Effects on the world today- The Chinese still use a mix of Legalism and Confucianism in their everyday decisions today.
Where- China is where confucianism was founded.
How- Confucianism spread very quickly throughout Asia because Confucius was a popular man.
Growth- Only about 5 Million still follow Confucianism today.
Popularity- Spread to Vietnam and Korea, but mainly China
Effects on the world today- Promotes peace and tranquility keeping calm in society.
Where- China, Their headquarters is White Cloud Temple in Beijing, China
How- Many Daoist leaders promoted this among their people saying those who follow teh Daoist religion have eternal life
Growth- About 20 Million people follow this religion today
Popularity- Still mainly in China but scattered around Asia
Effects on the world today- Like many of the other religions Daoism too promotes peace