confucianism - To create a society of gentlemen or Chun Tzu...

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Indigenous/Folk Traditions – Ancestor worship – Rituals – Heaven, supreme being etc. Confucianism – Kung Fu Tzu (551-479 BCE), Latinized as Confucius – Later reinterpreted as neo-Confucianism Taoism/Daoism – Lao Tzu (6 th century BCE) Buddhism – Arrives from India, beginning of CE – Mahayana Buddhism, takes on local colors
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• Zhou dynasty – Replaced the Shang dynasty – Established a feudal monarchy – Mandate of Heaven • Kung Fu Tzu – Lived during the Zhou – Educated himself – Became renowned ‘teacher’ – Named the Prince of Culture
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• Tian (Heaven) As opposed to • ShangTi (heavenly Being)
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• Guiding Ideology of the Chou Dynasty – The ruler rules by the Mandate of Heaven – He has divine sanction • Confucian interpretation/contribution – The ruler rules by Virtue – Virtue is an attribute of Heaven
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Unformatted text preview: To create a society of gentlemen or Chun Tzu by education cultivation of virtue by establishing the perfect continuity between Heaven Society Individuals Li Ritual Sacred vessel for the Ritual Principle of Harmony binding Heaven and Society and Individuals Shu Respecting others Do not do unto others what you do not want to be done to you Tao The way Jen Benevolence Innate capacity for harmony Behavior according to ones position Heaven vs. Earth (as different from) Brahman vs. Maya Sunyata vs. Dukkha Ethics: Law without Lawgiver Jen, Dharma, Dhamma What lies beyond Who cares? Ultimate Goal Perfection in this world as opposed to Moksa, Nirvana...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course ASST 104 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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