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Meritorious Deeds at No Cost In his work Meritorious Deeds at No Cost , Wang Yangming breaks from the traditional view of Confucian thought that suggested that true dedication to the religion was only achievable by the upper class. Wang provides a series of guidelines for how to live the tenants of Confucian belief for all socio- economic classes, teaching them basic values and principles that he believed would aid society as a whole grow and develop. He argues for understanding, compassion, and honesty on the part of all citizens. He
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Unformatted text preview: provides specific examples of behaviors that everyone, ranging from high class persons to peasants, can apply to their lives to become more pious and live more fully in accordance with Confucian doctrine. Question: How does the document reflect the morality valued by Chinese society? What kind of impact did Confucian doctrine have on the population? I read all the assigned reading for this section....
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