It seems as if the main idea was to not stress yourself and be content with what you were supposed to be. This religion was only really known by Chinese government officials and strong believers in Laozi until modern China. Each government has a set of principles to live by and the religion of choice usually set the parameters on the government and gave the officials a set of standards to live and govern
Being surrounded by civil conflict is what motivated him to lead others into order and stability. The base to Confucius’s philosophy comes from two words the junzi, which means superior person and the ren, which is possessed by humans as human-heartedness. Confucius believed that anyone could take part in this. Mengzi was Confucius’s disciple and who helped him further on his idea and helped his set the different orders. A really good example that the book uses to explain this is “a king’s legitimacy depends on a goodwill of his people” (186) What I took from this is if you don’t have a good crowd behind you or if you aren’t giving back to someone or a multitude of people that helped you achieve anything then you aren’t really nothing morally.
The Qin dynasty of China changed the region by replacing the decentralized feudal kings with a central imperial administration, elements of which survive to the present day. First emperor Qin Shi Huang China unified the various feudal states through military might introducing a unified legal system. The Qin emperors would not long survive but the following Han dynasty chose to retain many of the Qin systems and traditions upon seizing power around 200 B.C.
Due to corrupt officials funding and supplies were depleted before they arrived to small villages. This create strife amongst the village, so much that a rebellion was manifested. Seeing that….. Scholars came together to China approached the rebels as a parent-child relationships holding the ring leader fully responsible for the actions that commence. Even though the subordinates took part in the crime, official were still lenient towards the subordinates.
The Daodejing, similar to the Analects, was written during the Warring State period, a time when the Zhou kingdom disintegrated into a series of feudal states fighting for power—a time of fragmentation and chaos. The Daodejing was written for Daoist, educated men, and people interested in Daoist teachings. The Daodejing was written to inform people, therefore, it was written as if speaking to a student. Laozi, the author of the Daodejing, although has no proof of existence, is believed to be a keeper of archives in the royal court and a teacher who travelled around China. The purpose of the Daodejing is to articulate Laozi’s ideas on Daosim and inform people about his philosophy.
In those cases, the leadership role becomes more dictatorial. In “The Grapes of Wrath” it explains how vital Pa is to the family. It describes how he is the leader and how he looks out for his family constantly and what he can do to help them. He wonders about the future and how he can make it better under the circumstances weighing on the family.
Lao Tzu to some is considered to be either a Chinese hippy or the first libertarian. (Fresco) Confucius, on the other hand, was generally dedicated to establishing the educated and the philosophically minds of the people of China. Confucius taught about strict order by respecting the relationship in life, such as the self and authority. As previously stated, Lao Tzu was the complete opposite. The Tao Te Ching is filled with examples of how Lao Tzu thought life should be lived.
In the later years of his rule, however, Qianlong decided to use the aid of Hesen, who was a member of the grand council. Qianlong thought he could do no wrong, but behind the curtains, Hesen was stealing from the Empire. Qianlong’s trust in Hesen emulated his grandfather and was a major factor in the decline of the empire. In closing, I believe that Qianlong showed a good mixture of filiaity to his father and grandfather, and even to his mother. It also affected the way he ruled and the decisions he made later on in his rule, which directly impacted the empire for years to come.
The nobility may have been a small group, but it held a majority of the power, and Shi Huangdi knew that. His decision to revoke their rights as if they were peasants assured China that anyone could be punished; no one was safe and Shi Huangdi was in control of all of it. Similarly, the close aides and assistants had the same mindset; they were just as eager to cement themselves into power. Li Si, the Grand Counselor to Shi Huangdi, boldly remarked, “I humbly propose that
Jerress C. Askew Professor Nicole Ennis History of World Civilization 1 January 27, 2018 Compare and Contrast the Origins of Confucianism, Legalism, and Daoism With the birth of their civilization, the ancient Chinese wanted to know what role human beings played within society and the universe as a whole? This question and many others help develop the “hundred schools” of ancient philosophy. In the beginning of Chinese civilization, they believed that the universe comprised of two primary energies, good and evil, light and dark, male and female. In other words, everything had an opposite and finding the balance would lead to a prosperous life and ultimately a prosperous society.
The Han Dynasty was an empire based around Confucianism. Confucianism was founded by Confucius during the Warring States Period (475 BCE-221 BCE) in China. During this period, China lacked a strong central government, so many teachers strived to create ways to preserve order in China. The teachings of Confucius are written in four books. The most famous book is Lun Yu, or the Analects.
Religions of the Han and Yuan Dynasties The Religion of the Han and Yuan Dynasties were Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. The religions of these dynasties affected the government and society greatly. During the Han Dynasty the major religion was Confucianism. Buddhism and Daoism were the main religions in the Yuan Dynasty. Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism all affected the Chinese government.