Compare And Contrast Daoism And Confucianism

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Daoist philosophy places emphases on an instinctive awareness, supported by balanced contact with nature, and rejects everything that is not natural. The principles of the Daoist encouraged isolation from humanity for personal development in nature and attaining balance between yin and yang. Confucian philosophy seeks order and social stability. The philosophy states that junzi (superior person) who has ren (human heartedness), exemplifies the ideal social order sought. An individual could become a junzi by promoting certain qualities like understanding of suffering and a quest of morality and righteousness. Confucius and his disciple Mencius had an influence on Chinese thought and social practice. Chinese traditions of worshiping deceased ancestors and exceptional leaders inspired the growth of Confucianism as a philosophic custom and religion. Confucianism was established as the state’s official doctrine by Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty. However, both philosophies of Confucianism and Daoism believed that anyone can develop wisdom or skill, regardless of social status or birth.…show more content…
It was first popular during the period of Disunity. Daoism influenced artists like Fan Kuan who was a Daoist recluse. He eschewed the multicultural life of Bianliang. He studied nature and believed that it was a better teacher than other artists. He studied trees, rocks, and the effects of light on natural forms. He was known as on the first people to master recording shade, texture, distance, and light. Using a brush and ink on silk, Chinese Landscape Painters like Fan Kuan aimed to attain the essence of nature and different elements. In a painting Kuan created, called Travelers among Mountains and Streams, he painted a landscape of huge mountains from the
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