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  • Han Fei Tzu Legalism Analysis

    Han Fei Tzu: Legalism, is an ancient Chinese philosophy concerned with the art of rulership and the stability of the state. Along with hundreds of other philosophical schools, legalism emerged during the Warring States Period (453-422 BC), a time of intense political and intellectual turmoil. Unlike other schools of thought, legalism defined the strength of the state, through a system of punishments and rewards, propagated by common laws. Neither concerning itself with Confucian idealization of the past, or the morality of man, legalisms pragmatic system of governance, as best defined by Han Fei Zi, ended the hundreds of years of warfare and unified China. As aforementioned, Legalism was at the forefront of philosophical discourse during…

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  • The Role Of The Middle Kingdom In Ancient China

    China’s name is zhōngguó. Zhōng means middle or central, and guó means country or nation. Together, they create the term “Middle Kingdom.” The Chinese believed themselves to be the center of the world, the most advanced civilization in existence, and anyone outside their civilization was a barbarian. The great rulers of the Zhou united the vast kingdom under their divine rule granted to them by the Mandate of Heaven. These strong rulers created an ideal of tiānxià, a kingdom united “all under…

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  • Compare And Contrast Indian Empire And Mauyan Civilization

    powerful Chinese empire emerged from east Asia. Unlike the Roman Empire world, the political ideas and teachings of imperial in china drew on the past teaching. They believed china was a single unified state ruled by a single sage/ emperor who was in between heaven and the human world an ancient pedigree. With the long period of political fragmentation, which is the time of warring state a single unified Chinese sate took form during the short Qin Dynasty led by its great leader shihungend.…

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  • Confucius's Influence On Chinese Society

    believed that Li, or ritual propriety, was the most vital principle for a healthy and whole society; his views on women were thereby also based on Li. Daoism, on the other hand, highlighted the harmony created by human beings and nature, where the founder Laozi consistently emphasized the importance of the Mother of the universe (Mushen). In other words, Daoism, compared with Confucianism, is more open-minded and even honors women, according to some interpretations. Legalism, more than the other…

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  • The Qin Dynasty: The First Dynasty Of Imperial China

    The Qin Dynasty, which is considered the first dynasty of Imperial China, comes about not long after Li Si has the corrupt emperor Han Fei beheaded. The Qin Dynasty itself lasts only fifteen years, but it sets the stage for what will eventually lead to the formation of the Celestial Masters, the first recorded group of organized Daoists. Zhang Daoling, the founder of the Celestial Masters, makes two major adjustments to the Qin system which is still in use at this time; namely, he extends the…

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  • Confucius's Influence On The Ideology Of China

    virtue, and Yin, punishment. Virtue belongs to the sphere of mortality and punishment to the sphere of law. Punishment tends toward killing the people, whereas virtue tends toward their survival” (Cheng) The Five Elements are: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth, whish are the five principals of the universe originally compounded by the Greek philosophers but are essential to Chinese philosophy as well. After the death of Confucius, a few hundred years passed before Confucianism finally became a…

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  • Shang Dynasty

    everyone knew what was expected of them. Within the family, the norm was to display the utmost respect and devotion to serving one’s ancestors while in their daily lives, it was expected that people always act with true virtue. The deep-rooted desire to attain perfect virtue paired with a blind obedience towards ancestors and figures of authority worked in perfect unison to mold and justify the authoritative political system at the origin of traditional Chinese history: the Shang Dynasty. For…

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  • Analysis Of The Fist Of Fury

    Thus, the Fist of Fury is a great example of the nationalism depicted in films and also the anti-Japanese sentiments. It is very common to know that in the past and even today, there is still this negative and superior feeling toward the Japanese. There are various reasons why there are these negative sentiments towards the Japanese (and vice versa) but some can be that it may lie in the struggle for power and influence in Asia between China and Japan. Another reason may be because there are…

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  • Effects Of The Silver Trade

    The silver trade of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries was a major historical process. The global flow of silver had many effects on the multitude of societies that participated. There were many economic effects, such as the heavy global economic involvement of many Asian nations in this trade (Documents 2,4,6,7,8) and greater monetary pressure in China during the Ming Dynasty (Documents 1,3,5), and some social nuances because of this trade, such as a greater European desire for Asian goods…

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  • Religious And Social Causes And Continuities In Confucianism In China

    China saw significant religious and social changes and continuities from 1200 to 1750 C.E. Confucianism continued to be a religion practiced by many Chinese citizens. However, as the period continued, the practice of Confucianism became far more popular. Socially, the emphasis on family in China maintained its importance in society. Nonetheless, as the period continued, the subordination of women within these families increased in severity. From 1200 to 1750 C.E., Confucianism continued to be…

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