Patriarchy is something that China and India have in common because they both follow it. Patriarchy is when the men in the house have dominance over the women. This means that the women have to ask the men for permission to go out and do things. Part of the power of men, means that they can beat their wives as long as the wounds are smaller than their thumbs.
Buddhism started in India, with the story of a young prince running away from his home to find the meaning of life. One day he was sitting under a tree in the forest. He finally found the answers he had been looking for, for most of his life; he called them the Four Noble Truths. All of life is suffering, the cause of suffering is desire, the end of desire leads to the end of suffering, and the means to end desire, is a path of discipline and meditation. After that he became known as the Buddha or "enlightened one." He spent the rest of his life in India converting disciples. Then around eighty years old he died, but his work was still continued from his committed followers. By the third century Buddhism was being spread around in South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia. It was one of the biggest religions in the world. After many centuries Buddhism was still being maintained by royal leaders in India. Therefore Buddhism in India was pretty big, similar to Buddhism in China. In China it was even bigger though; as they thought that Buddhism had many "attractive features" like the text and the approach to follow the text and apply it to their everyday lives.
The only difference in China's and India's belief system is that China also has Confucianism and Taoism. Confucianism was considered more a philosophy or way of life. This showed the people how life should be, and how things should be in the household and with families. Confucianism is still around today, and is most likely going to stay around forever. Another way of life that the Chinese fo…