Legalism And Daoism Essay

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China was in a state of madness during a time called the Period of the Warring States. During 500 B.C, which was the period of the warring state, armies were sent to war and sent to destroy other states. Although during this time, violence was the common in the Zhou kingdom. Whole villages of men, women, and children of all ages were beheaded or harmed. The Chinese wanted to bring order and peace back to society, for it seemed impossible. Between 500 B.C-200 B.C, the philosophers, or the Chinese thinkers came up with theories and ideas to help bring peace and order to society. These three perspectives were, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. The first theory was Confucianism, it was a thought from a man named Confucius that wanted to bring peace to society. He thought that people needed a sense of duty, and his message was spread everywhere he went. He also thought that all men that had a talent for governing should take a part in government. Confucius thought that everyone should be treated equally no matter what, so he stated, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. As he traveled he told and urged people to do good and seek knowledge. Though he stated that people should put their family and community first, instead of putting money…show more content…
Daoism taught Teachings based on Lazoi, meaning it was a peaceful and had nothing to do with violence or harming people no matter what. It told people to give up on concerns about the world, and to seek inner peace and live in harmony to give up worldly desires. Daoism usually gave examples of nature in their teachings on how to promote a peaceful society, and how to behave without anger. Daoism was existent between 500 and 300 B.C. and it helped bring the chinese to a sense of mind, because during that time many people needed help in finding what’s good and what’s bad (Spielvogel 290-291). Daoism was a second choice, and theory that also helped bring China peace to

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