Chinese Schools of Thought

By Isaiah Murphy

confucianism

Goal of Confucianism was to reform society by showing princes and dukes how to govern wisely.  The ruler directed the government but was responsible for the welfare of the people. If the rulers lived virtuously, then the people would follow their example. Confucius also encouraged individuals to participate in society.
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Taoism

 Philosopher Laozi TAO means the was , The best Gov't is one who governed the Least. For individuals to attain happiness:- Practice Alchemy & magic- Live a simple Life- Live in harmony with Nature
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Legalism

  Philosopher Laozi AO means the was,The best Gov't is one who governed the Least.Harsh Ideas to achieve order:greed is the motive and causes of conflictStrict laws and harsh punishment Forced people to work on public projects and projectsThem if they did not complete their duties.
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Buddhism

 In AD 100 under the Emperor asoka of India, missionaries diffused Buddhism into China.  Buddhist Stupa\Temples became important cultural centers.The Pagoda architecture also diffused to China.
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What Is Buddhism?