Timeline of Eastern philosophers

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This is a wide-ranging alphabetical list of philosophers from the Eastern traditions of philosophy, with special interest in Indo-Chinese philosophy. The list stops at the year 1950, after which philosophers fall into the category of contemporary philosophy.


Chinese philosophers

Ancient Chinese philosophers

Before 256 BCE (until the end of the Zhou Dynasty)

475–221 BCE (Warring States period)

221B CE–220 CE (Qin, Han and Xin Dynasties)

220 CE–907 CE (Three Kingdoms period to Tang Dynasty)

907–1368 (Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period to Yuan Dynasty)

1368–1912 (Ming and Qing Dynasties)

Modern Chinese philosophers


Indian philosophers

Ancient philosophers

3rd millennium - 2nd millennium BCE

Vedic Period

1000–600 BCE (Mahajanapadas)

600–400 BCE (Sectarianism)

321–184 BCE (Maurya Empire)

184 BCE–100 CE (Early Middle Kingdoms Begin – The Golden Age)

100–300 (Cholas, Cheras, Pandavas and Kushan Empire)

300–550 (Gupta Empire)

600–900 (Late Middle Kingdoms – The Classical Age)

900–1100 (The Islamic Sultanates)

1100–1500 (Vijaynagara Empire and Delhi Sultanate)

1500–1800 (The Mughals,Rajput Kingdoms and Marahtha Confederacy Era)

Modern Indian philosophers

1800–1947 (Colonial and Postcolonial Era)

Japanese philosophers

Ancient Japanese philosophers

Until 1185 CE (until the end of the Heian Period)

1185–1333 (Kamakura Period)

1333–1867 (Muromachi Period to Edo Period)

Modern Japanese philosophers


Korean philosophers

Ancient Korean philosophers

Until 676 CE (until the end of the Three Kingdoms period)

676–935 (Unified Silla period)

935–1392 (Goryeo period)

1392–1910 (Joseon period)

Modern Korean philosophers


Tibetan philosophers

See also


  1. "Daily Invocations" by Swami Krishnananda
  2. P. 285, Indian sociology through Ghurye, a dictionary by S. Devadas Pillai

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