Chinese Schools of Thought

by : Tykia Richardson

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Taoism ( daoism )

The philosopher was Laozi . ' Tao ' meaning the way of life , taoism was the belief that life should be lived simple and in harmony .
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Legalism

The philosopher was Hanfezi . He believed that man was born evil and had to be beaten into goodness. He taught through strict laws and harsh punishment.
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Confucianism

Goal of Confucianism was to reform society by showing princes and dukes how to govern wisely. They valued respect and the five relationships. Father to son , elder bro to younger bro , husband and wife , ruler to subject , friend to friend were the five relationships .
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Buddhism

a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama , other known as Buddha . This philosophy includeds the four noble truths and eightfold path , which say the rights of life and truths to except .
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