Chinese History Jan 28 Class 5

Chinese History Jan 28 Class 5 - Chinese History 1/28/10...

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Chinese History 1/28/10 Intellectual revolution, humanities Violence—implements Innovation in technology –revolutionized welfare in china o Made more violent Political hierarchy begin to break down How get out of horrible situation First person Confucian have to go back to “Joh” time when everything orders—still social hierarchy/political hierarchy Laozi—challenge Confucius Laozi’s ideal world Do not honor the worthy, o And the people will not compete Do not value rare treasures, o and the people will not steal do not display what other people want, o and the people will not have their heart confused a sage governs this way: o he empties people’s minds and fill their bellies o he weakens their wills and strengthen their bones o keep the people always without knowledge and without desires, o for then clever will not dare act o engage in non action and order will prevail Laozi’s ideal political community a small village community isolated from one another (due to the lack of large political organization.) people from neighboring states can see each other and hear the sound of each other’s dogs and chickens, but will grow old without ever visiting each other Zhuangzi supposedly, follower of Laozi; also, a native of Chu try to get knowledge about the dao; convinced that the best way to get suck knowledge is to shatter our conventional
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course HIST 1608 taught by Professor Williamwei during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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Chinese History Jan 28 Class 5 - Chinese History 1/28/10...

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