Confucianism: The Han Dynasty

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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. Confucius believed that humans were instinctively well behaved people and that humans were taught bad behavior. Confucius believed that people must be educated about the rules. Confucius deemed that there were five relationships that were the key to order. These relationships are:
Father to son
Elder brother to younger brother
Husband to wife
Older friend to

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