During the Tang Dynasty, between 618 and 907, Buddhism had dominated every part of China. In this case, most people in China were living according to the doctrine of Buddhism. The Tang Dynasty patronized the religion as a state cult that required every citizen to abide by its directives. However, although this aspect of Buddhism dominance persistent for a more significant part of the reign, it later faced immense objections in the country. One of the complaints to Buddhism during the Tang Dynasty was that the religion was foreign. The administration wanted to have a religion that valued their ways of life instead of believing the foreign ideologies entranced in Buddhism. The idea that Buddhism was foreign and encouraged monks not to pay taxes made the Tang Dynasty dislike it.