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Ancient Dynasties, Classical Thought and Imperial China What are some of the key teachings of Confucius? This Confucius guy makes his ideals pretty clear. He and his disciple Mencius were all about relationships based on ethical behavior. He said that “To rule properly a king must be virtuous” What a beautiful principle that is. I think that this guy would have been a good Mormon. Ethical values were so important to him and believed that was the only way government and social stratification could be successful. Another thing he taught was that for a system to work everyone had to play their prescribed parts. “"Let the ruler be a ruler and the subject a subject.” I like that because I think that if we all perform our parts well than everything will work smoothly. However, we could be in danger of unrighteous dominion but that is why so important we are ethical in all our doings. What are some of the basic tenets of early Daoism (Taoism)? Daoism is the second most important stream of thought for the Chinese. It is almost the complete opposite of the idea above (Confucius). This is a more self-center approach to society. It is all about

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