Chinese Schools Of Thought

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Chinese Schools Of Thought

  1. 1. Chinese Schools of Thought Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism
  2. 2. Confucianism <ul><li>Founded by Confucius </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs: Treat others how you want to be treated, People must accept their role in society, Elders are superior to younger members of society, Education is important </li></ul><ul><li>Views on Government: Government positions should not be limited to nobility, but open to educated and talented men, Government exists for the people, Leaders should lead by example, Influenced the development of the civil service exam </li></ul>
  3. 3. Daoism (Taoism) <ul><li>Founded by Laozi </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs: Live in harmony with nature, Believed in the balance between Yin and Yang (Balance brings peace and harmony) </li></ul><ul><li>Views on Government: Rejected government control, Human government is not natural </li></ul>
  4. 4. Yin and Yang
  5. 5. Legalism <ul><li>Founded by Han Feizi </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs: People are naturally evil, People need strict rule and order </li></ul><ul><li>Views on Government: Strong rulers are needed to create order, Also believed in harsh law and strict punishment </li></ul>

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