China4 - Ming and Qing Dynasties February 7, 2006 Ming...

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Ming and Qing Dynasties February 7, 2006
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Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) • Ousted the Mongols in 1368 • Set up capital at Beijing • Resentment toward anything “foreign” • Return to “traditional” Chinese ideals: sought  influence in the Song, Tang, and Han periods • Confucianism became the state “religion”
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Confucianism • K'ung Fu Tzu (Confucius) 551-479 BC • Lived during the Zhou Dynasty • System of beliefs—moral philosophy (not a  religion, per say) • Emphasis on personal and governmental  morality  Analects of Confucius  
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Confucianism • No afterlife • Belief in ancestor worship (veneration0 • "Do not do to others what you do not want done to  yourself"  • "When anger arises, think of the consequences"  • "Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."  • "The only constant is change."  • "To see what is right and not to do is want of  courage." 
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Confucianism Confucian ethical teachings include the following values:  Li : includes ritual, propriety, etiquette, etc. Hsiao
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