Confucianism is highly advocated in China. In stead of saying Confucianism is a religion, I think Confucianism is concepts of state of moral idea. It provided spiritual and intellectual knowledge to the Chinese. It taught us to be self-ruled and to be virtuous person. The Chinese believed it is a virtue to follow Confucianism.
Zhou was <br>the name of the dynasty that ruled the states during the time period between the Spring and <br>Autumn Period and the Warring States Period that followed. When he saw the decline of the <br>Zhou dynasty, he left his post to live the life of a hermit. On his way out he had to pass a gate. It <br>was here that the gatekeeper, who had heard of his teachings, begged him to write a book before <br>he left. He agreed to do so, and he wrote a book of about 5,000 words that is called the Dao De <br>Jing, or generally called the Lao Zi.
This awareness became more and more amplified by the fact that Taoism, which also held to a non-dual view of reality, was more sympathetic to the sudden enlightenment approach. For this reason, sudden enlightenment went on to dominate Chinese thought. Though sudden enlightenment isn’t seen as superior to gradual enlightenment, it does represent an opposing style of thought; where the Southern position can be characterized as sudden enlightenment followed by gradual cultivation and the Northern position can be characterized as gradual cultivation followed by sudden enlightenment. The Southern Schools of Ch'an Buddhism in China gave full support to sudden enlightenment. Although Hui-neng was the most prominent figure in the entire
In addition to the development of writing, Iron casting and pottery were also advanced in Shang. Two inventions by this dynasty were the traditional Chinese dress and the books to read for pleasure. The Zhou dynasty was historically important because it set in motion the first unification of China. Zhou lasted until 256 B.C. when it divided into two periods linked partially to geography known as the Western and Eastern Zhou.
Yangwen Zheng, the author of The Social Life of opium in China, 1483-1999, mainly focused on how opium affected the social and cultural life in China rather than discuss the political aspect. He believed that opium helps us understand social control. Here are the few research questions that Yangwen Zheng had pointed out: (1) how opium items transformed from a medicine to a luxury item? (2) Why opium became so popular and widespread after people discovered its recreational value? (3) How and when did opium come to lodge itself within the sophisticated Chinese material culture?
Secondly, the perennialism of China was an “organic materialism”. Metaphysical idealism, which means the existence of material substance is comprised of mind, was never dominant in China1. People in ancient China also believe that every phenomenon is interrelated in an arranged order but not Mechanism, which is the opposite of it. Needham believed that this kind of view towards nature may actually help the development of Chinese scientific thinking and certain science, such as field theory. Lastly, the unique society system of that time is a double-bladed sword, as stated as Needham.
Especially it concerns Confucianism which in general gives not enough attention to the nature and activity of the God. Therefore, Confucianism and Taoism often do not consider as religion at all, but philosophical currents of China. In these two directions roots of the subsequent Chinese beliefs are concluded. Unshakable conviction originates from them in equation of the nature, issued in a consequence in the well-known concept of "Yin" and "Yang", force of dark and light, soft and firm, female and male. One more important idea, care of well-being of people penetrates all subsequent philosophy and religion of China.
Chu His/Zhu Xi created a new school of Neo-Confucian thinking “The White Deer Grotto” located in the Lushan Mountain was where he created this “Home Base” for his school of Neo-Confucianism. He based his teachings in a very unorthodox way not following regular neo-Confucian way of life instead of focusing on the I Ching. Chu His/Zhu Xi instead used theses four books: the great learning, the doctrine of the mean, the Analects of Confucius, and the Mencius as the core curriculum for aspiring scholar officials. The Neo-Confucianist system Chu His/Zhu Xi represented was said to say that all objects in nature are
Qi (or Chi) is a kind of life force; therefore, Qi is held inside any living thing. Chinese people believe if we can control the Qi inside our bodies, we can treat any disease. However, no scientists can explain these phenomena. We can say that traditional Chinese medicine has achieved an important role in people life because of its long experience. Secondly, in my opinion, Chinese people are very good at making and seeking herbal medicines.
China.Criminal Law. What is Chinese Law? Chinese law is one of the oldest legal traditions in the world. In the 20th and 21st century, law in China has been a complex mix of traditional Chinese approaches and Western influences. For most of the history of China, its legal system has been based on the Confucian philosophy of social control through moral education, as well as the Legalist emphasis on codified law and criminal sanction.