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Unformatted text preview: Confucianism A philosophical framework shaped by primarily the ideas of Confucius, Mencius and Xunzi. Confucius ( o & & &551-479 BC Zhou Dynasty o (1027-777) Zhou Features Zhou was a semi-nomadic tribe. Dynasty lasted between 1027-777BC Often divided between Eastern and Western Zhou, with the Eastern part similar to Chinese culture Was a feudal monarchy Spring and Autumn Period ( o & & 722-481 BC Warring States Period (403-221 BC) o & Map of China: o& China during Warring States Period Fundamental Issue: Order Why? How is this different than US political history? Springs and Autumn and Warring States period known for intellectual ferment, centered around finding a solution to questions of political order Annales School: the longue duree Confucius Born into elite family, but one that was losing status. Living during period known for violence, war, intrigue and corruption. Served as an official, but left office when he was 50 to return home and write. Core Beliefs Societys most serious problems stemmed from the lack of morality, particularly at the leadership level. A strong and stable society is one in which people had well-defined responsibilities towards each other, family, and government....
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