Most of these questions can be answered in explaining the fundamental virtue that all humans have according to Mencius, our humaneness defined in human nature. The most manageable way to approach such an intricate and abstruse concept such as public order is to first establish it as a means... ... middle of paper ... ...ut more importantly Mencius' core conception that human nature is also aware of its actions, and considers the well-being of others and that people are morally obligated to do so is also key to attaining our full potential. This conception of human nature and proper order together is what has shaped East Asian political and social thought for centuries. It is credited with creating an East Asia that is economically robust, and socially coherent and once again will be the center of human society in the decades to come. And contrary to popular Western belief, East Asian political thought does appreciate the necessity of the individual in defining society.
Confucius was an enormous adherent of ritual, a... ... middle of paper ... ... his life. The primary topics that The Analects discuss are; Filial Piety, virtue (Te), sense of appropriateness (YI), Heaven (Tian), The Way (Dao), Ritual or rites (Li), and benevolence (Ren). However, one characteristic that Confucius encourages is acceptance and establishment of social values and norms of behavior (li) in social interaction. According to Confucius all human relationships have defined set of role, norm, decorum, and mutual obligations; that one should be understood. Completing the social obligations lead to ren (humanness), ren is considered the source of all virtues.
Confucianism is a philosophical life style of the people in ancient China. It is a tradition, a way of life, as well as an expression of a moral nature. Confucianism expresses the behaviors of life to the corresponding laws of heaven, which resolves around the pursuit of unity and heaven, to become one with the heaven. Confucianism is followed by many people in ancient China as well as modern day China. People such as farmers, merchants, or even everyday people can follow Confucianism, it teaches the followers to worship the Gods and ancestors and teaches the good life styles, so the followers can become one with the heaven.
Confucianism was incredibly useful to East Asian rulers, as it provided an ideology that in many ways worked in their favor. Not only did it provide social stability, but it also created loyalty through education. The prevalence of these notions can be most clearly seen in China, Korea, and Japan. In China, a meritocracy was created, forever changing social restrictions and slowly dissolving the aristocracy. In Korea, although the aristocracy was still kept intact, a meritocracy within the upper, yangban¸class was formed.
Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (Shubro). The core being humanism, is believing that human beings are “teachable, improvable and perfectible through personal and communal endeavor especially including self-cultivation and self-creation.” ("Confucianism,") Confucianism emphasizes the importance of the family, reverence for elders, rituals, and the value of education. The Chinese people who follow the Confucianism tend to be very traditional and extremely well known in the society or the elite class. They focus more on education and show great respect towards their family and friends and elder persons. The bond among it’s followers tends to be very strong in nature believe on moving forward together.
This illustrates that a leader with high ethical and moral standards promote a good ethos in the society. Meanwhile, high ethical and moral standards embodied in the words and actions of a public official would help him or her to gain the trust and support of the public especially of his or her subordinates which make his or her policy to be implemented more effectively and efficiently. Take Mao Zedong, the founder of our new China for example: in the period of hardship, he advocated that all Chinese should tie up their belts and try every effort to go through this difficult time.
Confucius was a member of ru, which specialists in the six arts. His mastery of the six arts which included ritual, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy and... ... middle of paper ... ...tance of virtue and emphasized the role of each individual in a family, community and society. In addition, it developed a new sense of morals in human life and encourages self transformation through moral cultivation and social engagement to become a moral person. After all, Confucius philosophy and wisdom brought long lasting order and peace to the world. Works Cited H., Walter, and George A. Confucianism and the family.
The Analects of Confucius discusses filiality, a traditional obedience to parents and ancestors, as its central theme. When an individual understands the concept of filiality and practices it, he can establish his moral way of behaving. Deference to elders in a family is considered the roots for accomplishing one’s comprehensive ethics. In the Han dynasty, filial piety was a political ideal as well as a familial virtue. Thus, emphasis on this familial virtue increased significantly.
All of these highlight the cyclical nature of history in China, and its importance in the development of the state. The geneses of the three philosophies were based on the teachings of Confucius, and show how the nature of Chinese history is cyclical. Confucius was born in 551 BCE during the Chao dynasty, about 100 years after a period known as the Warring States. Political unity was unstable during Confucius’ time and consequently, China had broken into small states that were constantly at war with one another. Confucius wanted to solve these political problems and help restore order in his country and therefore created his “school of thought” ... ... middle of paper ... ...he repetition of history is an important component of the development of Chinese culture and society.
Confucianism is a collectivist based value system which embraces a set of moral codes of behaviour designed to regulate the relationships between ruler and subject, father and son etc. Confucianism is basically a set of ideologies developed from the teachings of a Chinese philosopher Confucius. His teachings include the importance of love and concern for others which can be achieved through self discipline and being mindful of others. He also emphasized on ritual, harmony, social relationships especially within a family. He also believed obedience to authority and though that the leaders in a society should be selected on basis of achievement and not based on hereditary titles.