In 109 BCE The Han Dynasty of China invaded the kingdom 'Choson' Of Korea.
HAN-D OVER YOUR KINGDOM!!
After being overthrown, the Korean kingdoms of Choson, Koguryo, Silla, and Paekche adopted Buddhism and instituted the Chinese examination system, writing system and a bureaucracy.
Your life needs as much Buddha as that bread.
The Koreans opposed sinification, or diffusion of Chinese culture from the Han dynasty showing how the Han failed in enforcing its influence on Korea. For the second time around 650 BCE, China invaded Korea, this time as the Tang dynasty.
Guess whose back, back again? China's back--
-It never ends!!
The Tang allied with Silla to defeat the other kingdoms but Silla showed it was resistant to outside control when China recognized them as a vassal monarch in return for a tribute. Then in 668 BCE, China withdrew their armies in Korea leaving Silla as independent rulers.
Bye Korea! It was nice to see ya, but lets be real, China's better. lol.
Under the kings of Silla and the succeeding Koryo dynasty (918 to 1392 BCE), sinification was thorough. Silla intentionally modeled their government after the Tang Dynasty. The tribute system the Chinese had with Korea allowed for cultural diffusion. Scholars from China taught Korea about Confucianism and while it was used in developing Korean principles, Buddhism was preferred and spread widely throughout the region. China also spread styles of music, art, technology,manufactured goods, and pottery.
BOOOO(ddhism)!! Confucianism succs.
In China, we call this Confucianism!!
Periodic rebellions against the Korean government and aristocrats eventually weakened both the Silla and Koryo regimes. Following the Mongol invasion of Korea in 1231, the Yi dynasty was founded in 1392. It survived in much the same format as its predecessors until 1910.