Chinese Hist Lecture 3

Chinese Hist Lecture 3 - Zhou Dynasty 1122-256 BC Warring...

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Zhou Dynasty 1122-256 BC Warring States Period (5th-3rd centuries BC - the last few centuries of Zhou Dynasty) Schools of Thought 1.Confucianism (Confucius, 551-479 BC) Junzi - Gentlemen Li - Ritual Ren - benevolence/love Dao - the way Mencius 372-289 BC Xunzi 298-238 BC 2. Daoism Purposive Daoism (associated with the Laozi or Daodejing [the classic of the way]) Contemplative Daoism (associated with the Zhuangzi) 3. Legalism Han Feizi 280-233 BC Li Si 280-208 BC Confucianism - All of the chinese thinkers in the golden age of thought were searching for a solution to end the warring states period - Confucius was most upset about lack of practiced social ritual, people not acting how they were supposed to act - Confucius was not trying to invent new standards for society, he looked to early Zhou dynasty for his ideal model of behavoir (in the process he created something new) - Confucius was concerned with all men acting as Junzi (gentlemen) and practicing social Li (ritual) - But practicing Li with sincerity or Ren (benevolence/love)
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