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  • Summary Of Shuangzi's View Of Death

    Though Zhuangzi’s true thoughts on death (as on many things) are occasionally unclear and apparently contradictory (in some instances, he seems to regard death as something bad that should be avoided and a long, natural life as a positive, as is implied by the stories of Hundun and Crippled Shu [95, 61], while in most others he expresses the more accepting view of death I explore here), one view dominates throughout his work. That view is this: death is an unavoidable part of life, and we…

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  • Confucian Sages

    Sages in Today’s World In both Confucian and Daoism, the idea of a “sage”, is the ultimate title an individual can get in his/her life. Being called a sage, first and foremost, means one must fulfills the moral standards set by each philosophy idea. In Daoism, the way of being is more emphasized on individual’s state of mind, and in Confucian, the idea is focused on duty and position, individual’s relation to the whole society. The ideas are taught and spread by the voice the sages, as both…

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  • Nature And Taoism

    The Influence of Nature on the Philosophy of Taoism In humanities great search for understanding the mysteries of life, mankind has created a number of religions that range from a minute following to a following of immeasurable proportions. Yet despite these billions of believers, the world still remains in a state of unrest. In ancient China, this period of unrest was referred to as “The Warring States period” which lasted from 480-221 BCE (Dr. Godshalk’s presentation on China). This period…

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  • Confucius Ren Of The Analects Analysis

    The Ren of the Analects Confucius was a renowned teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. Living from 551 to 497 BC, Confucius’ philosophy emphasized on morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, as well as sincerity. He authored many Chinese classical texts such as that of the Five Classics. However, he was credited most for his work on “The Analects” (also known as the Analects of Confucius), a series of 20 books that present…

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  • Comparing Mozi And Laozi Essay

    At a superficial level, Laozi and Mozi seem to be at odds with one another on nearly all levels. Mozi’s philosophy is backed up with reasoning and a prevailing idea of rational thought in order to create order. Seemingly contradictory is Laozi’s claim that order is created through a spiritual law produced by an entity he calls “Dao” or the Way. At a glance Laozi’s philosophy seems far too mystical to have similarities with Mozi, but they actually have far more in common when it comes to how they…

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  • Reflection Of Confucianism In Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    As the title suggests, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon refers to what lies beyond the eyes can perceive in a being. The movie illustrates characters that are relatable to self and Asian society. As we explore the Chinese ancestry in the class we watch the movie as a reflection of Confucianism and Taoism prevailing in traditions of China. The characters in the movie portray various attributes to paint the picture of China as a self-regulating society. As the movie begins, Li Mubai returns from…

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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

    Confucian culture has a long history. As the representative of Confucian culture, the hometown of Confucius is located in Qufu city , Shandong Province. Qufu is famous for three holes, they are respectively the Mansion, Temple, Cemetery of Confucius. Which 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…

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  • The Structural Section Of The Temple Of Confucianism In China

    4.1 Structure The idea of Confucianism encourages ‘moderation’ (中庸), which emphasizes the importance of harmony, and introduces central-oriented idea. From the case in the Temple of Confucius in Qufu, the main structural sections of the complex are arranged on a central axis, which embody the idea of moderation. The 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…

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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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