The silk route of China that linked China with other nearby countries was a route through which trade of goods, concepts, technology was a common phenomenon. The Buddhist religion also got introduced in China entered through the silk route. Buddhism had its inception in India and through the silk route it went on to become the main religion of China (Gleason, 2006).
At the time that this entire hustle bustle was taking place in China, there was a lot “Islamization” happening in the other parts of Asia. This disrupted the connectivity of China with the other world as there was community in traits and characteristics. During the tang dynasty m there was a great inclination towards trade by the sea. This happened because under the tang dynasty, they diversified from using the famous silk route and preferred to increase settlements in southern China. In the era China’s sea-based trade with the neighboring countries, particularly in porcelain and silk was enhanced largely. This made China mark a niche for itself in the global trade zone. Because of this growing trade under the leadership of the Tang dynasty and along with that the increasing inclination and adaptation of Buddhism led to the migration, travel of a large number of students, monks, merchants and pilgrims in and out of China. This newly developed class of educated and rich traders and preferred to settle in bigger towns (Lewis, 2009).