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    The Purpose of Confucianism and Taoism Confucianism has two important concepts: li and ren – etiquette and compassion. These are two of the most crucial tenets of Confucian doctrine. Taoists have little use for the former, etiquette is no great preoccupation of Taoism, for that matter neither is doctrine. Yet they have great use for compassion, or tz’u. “I have just three things to teach” says Lao Tzu, “simplicity, patience, compassion. These three things are your greatest treasures” (Tao Te…

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    Yang Zewei, in her article, Western International Law and China’s Confucianism in the 19th Century, explains the intricacies of Confucianism and its difficult and complicated transition to modern times. Confucianism stems from China’s long and very ancient history—tradition, values, ideas, virtues, superstitions, etc. Yang Zewei simplified Confucianism into two categories: the concept of Celestial Empire and the Tributary System. The Celestial Empire appears to be a more exotic form of…

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    geographically restrictive natural features and distance between India and China, there are several similarities between the Chinese philosophy of Confucianism and and the religion of Buddhism. However, there are some important differences as well. In this essay, we will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between Buddhism and Confucianism by analyzing their essential teachings, appeal and proliferation along with the impact they made. Like many other religions Buddhism…

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    Confucianism is a very broad yet experienced religion even though it is not an organized religion. Its beliefs for life on Earth include such subjects as human nature, marriage, education, government, etc. Confucianism has a much different approach towards the afterlife than most religions however. Being that the religion has no record of ever believing a god of any sort, many believe that it is not a religion for that very fact. Its creator K'ung Fu- tzu (Confucius) believed in a religion in…

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    Taoism and Confucianism are two of the most famous philosophies that originated in China around 500 B.C.E. Lao-Tzu, translated as “the old master”, was known for having founded the philosophy of Taoism as well as being the author of the Tao Te Ching. The main concept of Taoism is the “Tao”, otherwise known as the “the way”, which pertains to the way of the universe as well as the way of humans. At the center of Confucianism was Confucius, a teacher whose teachings were recorded and compiled into…

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    Neo Confucianism Essay

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    Neo Confucianism came along during the “second epoch of confucianism” and was led by Zhu Xi. Zhu Xi was responsible for reinterpretations that brought relevancy back to the religion, along with the patronage of the Song Dynasty it was a recipe for success. This form of confucianism was influenced by Daoism and Buddhism but ironically rivaled both. Confucianism originally was more of a political plan but this neo confucianism also incorporated nature and the individual, making it more appealing.…

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    Chapter 8 examined two native Chinese religious traditions which are Daoism and Confucianism. Some of the most intriguing aspects of Confucianism that I learned was its idea of good government. Confucianism has established teachings of what good government is? As well as important ethical teachings which are learned by faith in a Tian. Each human must take in considerable effort and dedication to change themselves and the world around them. An intriguing aspect about Daoism that I learned was…

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    made importance. The different religions practiced then and now are Christianity and Islam to Daoism and Legalism. Today much of China’s influence is through Buddhism, but centuries ago Confucianism and Legalism occupied the main focus of the country. Of the three intellectual schools in ancient China, Confucianism was the optimal one to run a dynasty. Legalism was mainly prominent during the Warring States Era that lasted from 475 BCE to 221 BCE. Derived from philosophers Shang Yang, Li Si,…

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    It can be concluded, based on the writing of Mary Pat Fisher, Living Religions (2014), that, Confucianism and Daoism are opposites of each other. Both religions originate from China. Confucianism founded by Konq Qiu, is structured and is described as living a life of virtue. Daoism has no clear founder although credit is given to Laozi, is more care free and seeks to be one of nature and to live life as flowing water. Daoist live their lives following the idea that natural order is above…

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    Heaven In Confucianism

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    Essay 1: The Idea of Heaven in Confucianism Starting in the early period of Chinese history, “ Heaven ” had already become one of the core ideas of Chinese culture. Not only is it a physical location, but also a symbol of regulating. People believe that whatever happens on earth, Heaven will always be watching over and evaluating. In this way, people have fate. For Confucius, Heaven is more about ethical assets. If people follow the appropriate moral order, then they would be on their…

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