The Silk Road In China

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The silk road started from China through Central China then to Mesopotamia and Europe.The silk road took up to 5,000 miles of territory. The silk road was also called the trans-eurasian road.The silk road has always been a key factor to China’s economy and trade because the silk road allowed the Chinese to trade with the Western civilisation. The silk road, was called the silk road because the Chinese would carry silk to the Western traders. Silk was a luxury to China and other countries, that is why silk is traded so much. A lot of traders make a great fortune because of trading and selling silk. However China didn’t just make Silk they also traded Paper, Jade and pottery. In return they would get sesame seeds, oils, metal and precious- stones.…show more content…
These ways of thinking are called philosophies, or ‘a logical study of basic truths about knowledge,values and the world’ One of the philosophies is Legalism. Legalism is basically the belief that a powerful and efficient government, with a script legal system, are keys to a good social order. One of the things legalists are most afraid of are disorder within the society. The legalists believed that a strong government with script laws, would solve all of China’s problems. Legalists believed that the human nature is evil, so they thought that people only do good if they are forced to. They said that they had to use harsh punishments, to make people be afraid of doing the wrong thing. Legalists had a great impact on the government. They taught leaders to burn books , that was about different philosophy other than…show more content…
The philosophy begun with Laozi. The name laozi means Old Master. Just like Confucius all of his principals were put in a book called Daodejing (The Book of the Way of Virtue) His philosophy has a big difference to Legalism and Confucianism. The main idea of Taoism is that there is a force called the Dao or the Way. Laozi believed that Dao guides all things. He also thought that all creatures except for humans liven in harmony with the Way. The main idea of Taoism, is that people should learn to live in harmony. Laozi and his followers were concerned about natural order than social order. The Taoists’ main goal was to try and understand nature, and live in harmony. The symbol of Taoism, is the Yin and Yang Symbol. The yin represents cold, and dark. The yang represents the warm and light. Understanding the Yin and Yang meant understanding how she or he fit in this
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