Chinese Schools of Thought

Confucianism

 Confucianism was basically a society in which princes and dukes were taught to govern wisely, the ruler controlled the government but was also responsible for the well being of the people, who in return would follow in the ruler's example. This philosophy also encouraged people to participate in society. They were taught to respect their elders, follow a code of conduct, understand that an education was important, that human nature was good, not bad, and that there were five main relationships. The Philosopher of this was Confucius.
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Legalism

This philosophy was created by Hanfeizi. Under this philosophy, people were taught that the nature of man was evil, and the goodness was aquired in life. In this philosophy, people were also told that greed was a motive and causes of all conflicts, they were put under strict laws and punishments, and also forced to build government projects and punished cruely if not completed.
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Taoism (Daoism)

This philosophy was created by Laozi. In this philosophy, it was beleived that the best ruler is the one who ruled the least. To attain happyness they must practice magic or alchemy, live a simple life, and live in harmony with nature.
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Buddhism

Buddhism was introduced to China in 100 AD by the Emperor Asoka of India, who sent missionaries into China to spread Buddhism. The stupa was used in China as a special ritual building, but it was also remastered by the Chinese in a different form, which they called a pagoda. They went by the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path.
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