chinese school of thought

confucianism

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  • respect older people and traditions
  • do not do to other what you do not wish to yourself
  • his sayings are written in Analects
  • governments have to pass the exams to prove that they are worthy
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Legalism

  • strong government deters violence
  • the nature of man is evil; strict rules are needed for order
  • greed is cause of most conflict
  • QIN dynasty
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Taoism(dadaism)

  • harmony comes from balancing opposites forces of yin yang
  • people should live in harmony with nature
  • the government governs the least
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buddhism

  • right actions and right speech lead to Nirvana
  • meditation is important in promoting peace
  • Monasteries became centers of learning