Ancient china religion

Katlynne h.


Confucianism, teaches people how to live a good life. Daoists believed that people should free themselves from worldly desires and live simply. They should turn to nature and the Dao—the spiritual force that guides all things. In this way, they would enjoy a happy life.


another Chinese philosophy, known as Daoism (DOW • ih • zuhm) also promoted a peaceful society. The word Dao means "path" and is often translated as "the Way." Daoism began with the ideas of Laozi (LOW • DZUH). Laozi is believed to have lived during the same time as Confucius.


A third philosophy stressed the importance of a system of laws. This philosophy became known as legalism (lee • guh • lih • zuhm), or the "School of Law."