Chinese philosophy

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  • Yin And Yang Essay

    1. In what sense are the two notions of Yin and Yang fundamental to the understanding of Chinese religions? According to Mark Cartwright, the Yin and Yan are fundamental to the understanding of Chinese religions because it explains the Chinese principle that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example, day and night, male and female or hot and cold. The two opposites attract and complement each other and, as their symbol illustrates, each side has at its core an…

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  • What Are The Three Holes That Influence Confucian Culture

    are used to commemorate Confucius. Three holes are famous for its rich cultural accumulation, long history, grand scale, rich cultural collection and artistic value. Confucius was one of the world's greatest philosophers, who was the founder of the Chinese Confucian school. In the long history of more than two thousand years, Confucian culture has gradually become an orthodox culture in China. And it affects east Asia and southeast Asia, which is the cornerstone of the whole eastern culture.…

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  • Yin And Yang In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

    Chinese philosopher, Zhuang Zhou, once said “So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.” The idea of Yin and Yang is very influential in the Chinese culture, representing the balance between good and bad. Through Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club, the author demonstrates the long, conflicting journey that young Chinese women…

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  • The Structural Section Of The Temple Of Confucianism In China

    Kuiwen Hall is believed to be a rare architecture in the Chinese history. It is the second largest and tallest architecture in the Temple of Confucius in Qufu, ranks behind the Dacheng Hall. The tower is built with timber without using a metal nail, still, with a strong structure. There was a huge earthquake in the period of Qing Kangxi Emperor ages. Most of the buildings collapsed at that time, while the Kuiwen Hall stood firm.…

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  • Compare And Contrast Confucianism And Taoism

    Taoism is a religion most commonly seen in China. Taoism does share some similarities with two religions we have discussed previously, including Buddhism and Confucianism. This religion started with a man named Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu was born around 604 B.C and was known in the Taoism religion as “the Old Boy.” People were not very certain about Lao Tzu because there were different conspiracies about different parts of his life. Some legends about Lao Tzu included people believing he was in his…

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  • Summary Of Confucius's Analects

    The Analects is a collection of passages written in the words of Confucius and his disciples.It largely aims to shows the moral and philosophical values in China and other Eastern countries. Confucius can be regarded conservative through this writings; however, conservatism is greatly seen in the Analects through different themes like rituals (Li), humaneness (Jen/Ren), Superior Scholar (Chun-tzu), Filial (Xiao). Confucius has focused a number of his teachings on following rites and rituals, in…

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  • The Western Wing Analysis

    This paper will discuss how The Story of the Western Wing, The Peony Pavilion, and The Peach Blossom Fan all share a common theme in which a young woman defy the social constraints and expectations imposed upon her by society in order to live a life on her own terms. The Story of the Western Wing was written during the Yuan Dynasty and during this time period, Confucianism teachings shaped the political and social structure of the society. Confucianism established several expectations for women…

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  • Taoism And Confucianism Essay

    Confucianism and Taoism are two of the most prevailing philosophies in Asia, even if they seem to contradict each other. Confucius asks us to live a very structured life in accordance with li, which is right action. Taoism allows for many different viewpoints, and would probably be accepting of Confucianism even though it seems to contradict Taoism. Taoists believe there are many ways to live and view life, and no one is better than the other. Li was Confucius’ idea of the correct way to live.…

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  • The Importance Of Loyalty

    "The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith." -Confucius. Loyalty is a quality that everyone looks for in an individual as it is considered a very powerful attribute. Loyalty is a difficult notion to define, because this term has many different perceptions and definitions. Many see this term as meaning a strong feeling of support or allegiance, while other people see it as an attitude of devotion or attachment combined with affection.…

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  • Sun Tzu's The Art Of War

    The Art of War refers to an ancient story that talks about the Chinese military treaties. The Historians were not able to find out the exact date of the book’s publication but the book is believed to be written around 4th or 5th century and forms one of the most fundamental works on the issue involving strategy in the world today. The work was written 2500 years ago by one of the most experienced as well as gifted Chinese general called Sun Wu (Sun Tzu). Sun Wu is considered as one of the best…

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