Classic Chinese Theatre

Classic Chinese Theatre - The civilization of china can be...

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The civilization of china can be traced back to 2000 BC o Dynasties of ruler (hereditary rules) o Starting around 1700 BC First dynasties ruled for about 600-800 years . There is a sense in the China where all Chinese believe that China always is. There is a long term view for all chinese o Zhou 1122-256 BC Two major philosphers Confucius Taught about the perfectiablity of humans One should take responsibility for others (A ruler to their subjects, Family members to family members, friends to friends) Lao Tzu Tao-path Taoism- stresses simplicity and patience, harmony of nature, by living within the harmony of nature you come to self realization. Both did a lot to establish their country men Chinese buddism Stressed that suffering was a part of life. You could be liberated from suffering by mental and moral self purification. o Tang 600-900 AD Founded an actor training institute o Song 960-1270 AD Established the 4 types of character types
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course THAR 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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