Chinese Schools of Thought
-Stable societies are built on LI. (Proper Behavior)-Respect older people (elders) and traditions. -“Do not do to others what you do not wish yourself.” (Golden Rule)-His sayings are written in The Analects. -Government officials have to pass exams to prove they understand these principles. -HAN Dynasty -Rulers should lead by example. Inferiors should obey. -There are five relationships in society one should honor.-Belief in Filial piety (respect for parents)
-Harmony comes from balancing opposites forces of ying 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. -The book is “The Way of Virtue.”
-Strong government deters violence.-Used to force people to work on government projects such as the Great Wall.-The nature of man is evil; strict rules are needed for order. -QIN Dynasty-Greed is the cause of most conflicts.
-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.