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  • The Dao: The Highly Effective People

    The Dao attempts to create an outlook on a life of pureness, grace, and peace. It is a set of life guidelines that push our comprehension of life to different ways of thinking. It preaches unselfishness and tolerance. Certain metaphors create greater meaning out of simple things such as water and unhewn wood. It also is a representation of yin and yang; the combination of forces. The overall moral of the 81 chapters of the Dao create hope for a better opportunity for personal development. This…

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  • The Zhou Dynasty: The Book Of Lord Shang

    One of China’s first and most important cultures, is the Zhou Dynasty that lasted for almost a century from around 1122 BCE to 256 BCE -in the Neolithic era- succeeding the Shang Dynsaty. Although marked by periods of territorial strength and weakness, it was also a phase of flourishing literary works. The Book of Lord Shang, dating from 338 BCE is undoubtedly one of them. This collection of the works of Lord Shang, composed of approximately 25 sections of which some are lost, have been compiled…

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  • What Is Primal Religion

    Chelsea Schafer Humanities 10 7 October 2016 The Definition of Religion can be defined as a set of teachings and or writings that are preserved through traditions and are practiced as rituals and beliefs. They give one a compass and guidance towards life. Religion does not have to be written down, it can also be passed on through oral means. These teachings and writings include guidelines on how to perform rituals. These rituals are passed on from one generation to the next in a set of…

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  • Ancestors Worship Essay

    have “passed into one spirit status or another after death,” the living maintain different relationships with the spirits in those characters and the path from ancestor to ghost to god is long and varied. Ancestor worship is the central feature of Chinese popular religion. Ancestors were worshipped so that the succeeding generations would be protected from the ills of the world while receiving its rewards and benefits. Ancestors were deceased the grandparents, parents, and other relatives from…

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  • Chinese Wedding Essay

    the Thai people are Chinese or have some Chinese ancestors. The community is estimated to have been 230,000 in 1825 and 792,000 by 1910. By 1932, 12.2% of the population of Siam was Chinese (Michael). Thai Chinese are called Thai of Chinese origin who consist of Thai people of partial or full Chinese ancestry which is especially Han Chinese.…

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  • Zhuangzi's Sage Analysis

    1. Introduction Zhuangzi is a Chinese philosopher that was able to use the concept of relativism to push the limitations of words and its meanings. By pushing the boundaries of language, he was able to encourage a life that is free from society’s restrictive norms. Zhuangzi’s sage is a person that no longer lives according to ethical ideals but lives according to spiritual ideals. Once a person becomes a sage, his spirit is able to roam freely in Dao as his spirit is no longer restrained within…

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  • Chinese Religious Life Chapter 7 Analysis

    Robert Weller, in chapter 7 of “Chinese Religious Life,” notes that the Chinese word tian was once translated as “heaven,” but is now more commonly translated as nature. The Chinese conception of nature is unparalleled in the English language, as it encompasses “all the forces that shape the cosmos” (Weller, 125). Further, he explains that this term implicates that humans are a part of nature because humans play an integral role in the “anthropocosmic world,” a world in which the heavens and…

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  • Compare And Contrast Lao Tzu And Machiavelli

    Robert Frost talks about a divergent road in the yellow wood, referring to two different paths that one could take. The two paths that could lead into completely different ideas of the world. Much like the views of Lao-Tzu and Niccolo Machiavelli, one believes in the power of love and the other the power of an iron first. Lao-Tzu takes the role of a classic Gandhi Complex. He almost seems to view the world by separating himself from the world. The defining concept of his ideas is to not be a…

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  • Feng Zhi Sonnet 4 Analysis

    Feng Zhi was a Chinese poet born in the 1900s who wrote “Sonnet 4”, a piece about self-discovery and and philosophical teachings. Specifically, Zhi connects his writing to the teaching of Confucius, the founder of Confucianism. Some Confucian teaching are filial piety, loyalty, discipline, nobility, righteousness, and integrity. Zhi’s words are laced with these themes and he integrates them. So on, Zhi describes filial piety. He writes, “Never failed to deserve a name; And yet you elude all…

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  • Faxian To India Summary

    Faxian to India Stories about the adventures of early people especially the Buddhist monks are fascinating. This paper is an analysis of an excerpt of Chinese Buddhist monk’s journey from China to India. The topic of the essay is directly taken from the excerpt which is the primary source of my essay. It is the account of the journey of a Chinese monk, Faxian, from China to India through Central Asia. Faxian wrote the book from which this excerpt is taken. The excerpt was written to give an…

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