Chinese Schools Of Thought


  • Respect your older elders and traditions
  • Belief in Filial piety
  • Han Dynasty
  • Rulers should lead by Example
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  • The nature of man is evil; strict rules are needed for order
  • Used to force people to work on government projects such as the Great Wall
  • Strong government deters violence
  • QIN Dynasty
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  • Harmony comes from balancing opposites forces of yin and yang
  • They reject conflict; they prefer to give way-to yield like water
  • People should live in harmony with nature
  • The best government governs the least
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  • Meditation is important in promoting peace
  • Right actions and Right Speech lead to Nirvana
  • Diffused to China via the Silk Road
  • Monasteries became centers of learning
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