Confucianism vs. Taoism

Compare and Contrast

Compares

They are both ancient Chinese styles of living. Place of origin is Worship Temple. Time or origin Approx. 550 B.C.E. (before common Era). Holy days/Official Holidays Chinese New Year, and Ancestor Day. Original Languages Mandarin and Cantonese.


Contrast

Confucianism: believes in setting good examples for others to follow primarily in 5 key relationships: Ruler and Subject , Wife and Husband , Old and Younger sibling , Friend and Friend , Father and Son.


Taoism: is a way of living in which there were not many rules and believes in the dialectical philosophy of inaction. Through nature and harmony you can be happy. This is where yin and yang came from.

What would a government founded on Confucian principles look like?

How would an Asian family be influenced by Confucius teachings?

Confucius placed a heavy emphasis on scholarships. This aspect of Confucianism is very much in practice in China, as well as other deeply influenced countries such as South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Are Taoist principles relevant to the issues of everyday life today?

This is a different type of guide to learning Taoism. Taoism teaches a person to follow their breath, to embrace wonder and the joy in living gracefully with style. So here is the modern practical guide to living as a Taoist!

How do the individual principles/maxims of each philosophy connect to each other to form an entire religion/way of thinking?

The individual principles/maxims of each philosophy connect to each other to form an entire religion/way of thinking is the golden rule I think..
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