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    he finds out that two friends are playing flute in presence of the corpse. This gives us idea that, for Confucianism, burial itself as a ritual is very important as Zi-gong says “They had made none of the usual preparations, and treated the body as a thing foreign to them.” If we analyze this quote in context of Confucianism we can understand why burial…

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    dictated by two separate philosophies. This difference of the two philosophies can explain many other variations in the two societies. In Confucian principles and beliefs, structure is heavily emphasized. There are five cardinal relationships in Confucianism: Father to son, ruler to subject, husband to wife, elder brother to younger brother, and friend to friend. This system also emphasized the importance of education and admittance into governmental roles by knowledge and wisdom versus birth.…

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    Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher that was responsible for the official ideology, Confucianism, of China. He wrote many books and one of them is called The Analects, which is believed to be written by his students. The Analects contains a collection of Confucius’ sayings and ideas. In this book, his teachings focused on creating ethical models of family and public interaction, and setting educational standards. In this book, readers can realize that Confucius had a good…

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    China and India would go through cultural changes. Prior to the changes, China predominantly followed Confucian ideals which it mostly still did by the early modern era. However, it now had influences from Buddhism and Daoism which formed Neo-Confucianism. Religious people such as Buddhists attempted to get more people to convert by telling them they could achieve enlightenment by conducting similar rituals as monks. Certain individuals in a similar way to Martin Luther, would emphasize…

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    teachers themselves, disseminating his ideas throughout East Asia. Confucius’ teachings were compiled into a book called the Analects. Throughout the imperial period, it became a necessity to have an extensive knowledge of the fundamental texts of Confucianism in order to pass civil service selection examinations. As a result, Confucian Classics became the core curriculum for all educational levels during this period. In addition, a display of Confucius’ writings and Confucius statue was…

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    The rise of Confucianism can be attributed largely to the Warring States period. On of the most important parts of understanding Confucianism is knowing the context that it was created in. The Warring States period (475 and 221 BC)(p.82) was a time where the Zhou Dynasty was still the ruling authority, but their power was weak and inefficient. Chinese politics were in disarray and many people were looking for answers in sources outside of the government. These hard times gave way for emerging…

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    Women only seem to appear if they have ever caused trouble. According to Confucianism women had to respond to the needs of their closely related men. Women also had to obey their husband and their grown sons. A lot of women did not have names. Women really had no legal rights. The social class structurein ancient China was very important. Chinese people believed that people were expected to behave according to their social position. This belief was reinforced by the Chinese philosopher Confucius…

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    The Exploration of Confucianism and Legalism in Ancient China Cultivated in a nation with a rich, five-thousand-year history, ancient Chinese philosophy has long been debated by humanity, especially with regards to the noble myth – human nature. As Chan declared in his book, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, “It can be readily seen that Legalism is entirely incompatible with other schools, especially Confucianism, which is bitterly attacked” (Chan, p.251). It is generally accepted that the…

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    Confucianism and Daoism: Comparing Primary Documents Based on the tenants each religious philosophy, Documents A and D represent the Confucian tradition and Documents B and C represent the Taoist tradition. Both traditions set forth major principles for living as an individual and within the community. Major topics include punishment, weapons, conflict, leading, virtue, and crime. Each respective set of principles seeks to make the world virtuous by its own standards. Confucianism reflects the…

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    This study will define the underlying philosophical principles of Confucianism as a state sanctioned philosophy under the rule of Emperor Han Wudi of the Han Dynasty. The rise of Confucian ideology in the Han Dynasty is founded on the efforts of Emperor Wudi as a philosophical policy of the state. Confucius sought to educate individuals for the purpose of ethical governance and social responsibility, which Emperor Wudi appropriated as a state system of education for government officials. This…

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