Religious Studies Quiz 2 terms

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Religious Studies Quiz 2 terms Zhou –
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The Zhou, who overthrew the Shang rulers, had been a farming people living about 300 miles southwest of the Shang kingdom After taking power from the Shang, they ruled through a pyramidal feudal system in which each lower member owed allegiance to the higher members. Qin Toward the end of the third century, the armies of the northern Chinese state of Qin conquered the last rival state and established the first truly centralized government for the whole of China. In order to eliminate opposition to his new regime, the emperor ordered the destruction of all non-practical and nontechnical books. Han The ruthless and inhumane methods of control and exploitation of the Qin dynasty led to its overthrow after only a few years Throughout the Han dynasty, leaders brought several centuries of political stability, economic prosperity, and cultural flowering. Tang The Tang dynasty was a period marked by creativity in literature and the arts and an unusual degree of cosmopolitanism. Daoism flourished throughout this period Buddhism of the Tang dynasty was divided into a number of school or denominations, Universalists and Exclusivist sects. Song Took control after the Tang dynasty Reinstated the Confucian classics Neo-Confucianism became the religion of the ruling elite. Confucius Also known as Kong zi, he was a great moral philosopher and teacher
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Confucius was a strong advocate of the practice of Li, which is the means by which life should be ordered and the proper harmony established. Li A religious practice that started with Confucius. Li encompassed a number of ideas such as ritual, custom, propriety, and manners. Li was applied to so many human activities and was thought to be the means by which life should be ordered and proper harmony established Ren The measure of individual character and the goal of self-cultivation. Ren is the human quality that results from acting according to li.
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