Chinese philosophy Essays

  • Chinese Shih Poetry And Philosophy

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    Since the beginning of time, man has sought to explain the world around him. This is called philosophy, a Greek word which means "love of wisdom." However, over the millennia it has come to mean much more. The philosophies of the ancient Chinese people, whether they explain nature or present ways to live a just life, became so complex that simple prose could not suitably express their meaning. Yet paradoxically, the simpler, less exact form of poetry does put forth the ideas. Nowhere is this more

  • The Influence of Ancient Chinese Philosophies such as Confucianism, Legalism and Daoism

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    Through the whole of history’s existence, religions, philosophies and personal belief systems have been around to shape and mold life into what it is today. Religions all around the world have their own belief systems, sometimes even more than one. And though one religion or philosophy may develop in a specific corner of the world, there is always at least two paths they could travel. A system can either remain personally sacred to the founders, themselves, or it may become a popular belief to other

  • Comparing the Philosophy of Life in Christianity and Chinese Buddhism

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    Comparing the Philosophy of Life in Christianity and Chinese Buddhism Chinese Philosophy not only is the fruit of thinking of the Chinese nation, but also is the important component part of world culture. In Chinese philosophy, there are three main parts: Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Among them, Chinese Buddhism, which came from India, experienced a course of sinicization under the influence of Chinese traditional culture represented mainly by Confucianism and Taoism , so it keeps the

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: Philosophy Speech: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    洪颖琳 philosophy speech Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest medical systems in the world. It generally adresses how and what causes ilness in a particular patient and then treats the patient, not the ilness, unlike Western scientific Medicine which generally provides treatment for a specific illness. Chinese medicine does not believe that bacteria and viruses are the cause of disease. Instead, it talks about influences that cause "disharmony" in Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang is basically

  • Chinese Philosophies

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    with benefits for everyone. There are many philosophies and ideas on how to achieve that goal, but aside from big government procedures there are roles and ideas that affect how that specific country should be run. Many countries have very similar thoughts on certain issues while they could also disagree with other concept. In classical India and China the roles of gender and the thoughts on family display many similarities, while different philosophies and their religious beliefs influenced their

  • Ancient Chinese Civilization

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    China has had many changes throughout its history. China unlike many other countries had the opportunity to grow with minimal outside interference. Due to this they created unique Chinese philosophy, writing, and government. There are two other countries that China greatly influenced. These countries are Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. China was one of the few countries in the world that grew with minimal interference from its outside neighbors. The reason for this is due to China’s geography. One of

  • China

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    8% of Mansfield’s population is Asian, the Asian American population is growing faster than any other cultural group. It is predicted by 2030, the Asian population will reach 20 million with the Chinese community growing the most. ( ) Personally, I have always admired the loyalty and respect the Chinese populace has toward their aged. This admiration has driven me to learn more, not only to prepare to work together, but to also assure I can lead others to provide culturally sensitive care to this

  • Confucius and Confucianism

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    China is a country with a vast cultural and historical background. It is a country with four billon people with extreme cultural diversity, which is nourished by different philosophies of its own. These philosophies are the beginning ideas of Chinese morality and spiritual belief, which were enriched by different intellectual heroes like Confucius. Confucius was born in 551 B.C at the end of the Chou dynasty as a descendent of dispossessed noble family. “His ancestors were of lesser aristocracy

  • Confucianism And Taoism

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    one with nature. I agree with the statement that Chinese philosophies and religious practices are concerned with the creation of harmony as this will be proven in this essay as the similarities and differences between Confucianism and Taoism with regards to their strategies for the creation of harmony will be analysed. Furthermore, the maintenance and restoration of harmony within the individual will be analysed in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang and Qi through acupuncture. Social

  • How Did Confucianism Impact The World

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    Confucius, well known as Kongfuzi was a Chinese philosopher and scholar, born in 551 B.C.E. In that time period there were several gruesome conflicts in China, and in order to resolve these conflicts he founded Confucianism. Confucianism is a philosophy and set of ideas which helped spread harmony and peace throughout China. Confucianism spread to the rest of the world through merchants trading through the Silk Roads, and Asian migrators. Confucianism still impacts the world to this day as millions

  • How Did Confucius Influence Chinese Culture

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    be found in one of the oldest civilizations on the planet, China. Chinese culture has been formed and reformed many times throughout its expansive history, and with changes in rule and structure, there have also been changes in philosophy and culture. Confucius emerged as a prominent figure in Chinese philosophy and managed to grow in popularity through time with his famous teachings, including those in his Analects. The philosophies of Daoism emerged later through many writings including the prominent

  • Compare And Contrast Confucianism Daoism And Legalism

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    Nhij’za Parker September 25, 2015 Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism compare and contrast There are many Chinese Philosophies within the world, including Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism, in which they have all originated as a result of the collapse of the Zhou dynasty in China, however, they do not all have the same beliefs. To begin, Confucianism is a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius. Confucianism was the code of ethics accepted as the certified religion of

  • Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism

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    Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism constitute the essence of the traditional Chinese culture. The relationship among the three has been marked by both competition and complementation in history, with Confucianism playing a more dominant role. Confucianism emphasized a reiteration of current moral values and Taoism developed a system of based upon a harmonization of man with the natural order. These two popular philosophies, however, developed into popular religions eventually. Besides the major religions

  • The Discipline of Chinese Painting: An Internal Reflection of Life & Art

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    comes into contact with a Chinese painting, the style is almost instantly recognizable. The attention to detail, craftsmanship, and vast depictions of elaborate landscapes appear to pay homage to mother earth in an attempt to reach a state of eternal balance with nature and life. Before this equilibrium could be achieved, one must attain internal discipline. This was required before one began mastering their brushwork in Chinese culture. In Mai Mai Sze’s “The Way of Chinese Painting,” 1959, New York:

  • The Periods of Success and Decline in the Dynastic Cycle

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    teachings, the Dynastic Cycle and the Han Synthesis when addressing the Good Life, Good Society and Good State respectively. Each of these philosophies highlight that Chinese history repeats itself by casting light on this theme of repetition through the three different areas. This makes the state accountable for its actions to its people. Confucius was a Chinese philosopher whose ideas greatly affect China in every aspect of its culture. In The Analects, he preached how to be a good man through living

  • Compare And Contrast Legalism And Confucianism

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    Janet Kuskin Chinese Philosophy Essay How did each philosophy’s view of either humans or the natural world shape its approach to establishing order and harmony in Chinese society? Confucianism, Legalism, and Taoism have drastically different philosophies to establish order and harmony in a Chinese society. Confucius, a famous Chinese philosopher and creator of Confucianism, sees the good in humans. He believes they are trustworthy, and should be praised. The bad in society are not corrected

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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    Taoism beliefs performed together. We all know that these two philosophies are different from each other. Confucianism emphasizes morality, familial piety and respect for authorities to create peace and harmony among people. On the other hand, Taoism focuses on the harmony of yin and yang, detachment from worldly things, oneness with the nature and to go with the flow. Confucianism emphasizes on social values, government and traditional Chinese society. These were vividly seen in the movie when Jen’s

  • Good vs Evil

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    Jackson J. Spielvogel mention how there are two sayings of the human nature: good versus evil. Mencius, an ancient Chinese humanitarian philosopher, claims that human are born with a good heart, while another ancient Chinese philosopher, Xunzi, argues that evil is inherent in human nature. The representative Chinese philosopher for the goodness of human nature is Menius, or 孟子 in Chinese. Menius was born in the fourth century B.C.E. during the Zhou dynasty and the Warring State period. During that time

  • The Unethical One Child Policy in China

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    In 1980, a new regime of Chinese leaders believed that in order to sustain an economic prosperous nation, it was imperative that population be heavily controlled. And thus, the now infamous One-Child Policy was created, one that would impact the most intimate aspect of every Chinese citizen's life - their family. Over the past three decades this policy has been strictly and severely enforced whereas China’s coercive tactics have unfortunately left in its wake a multitude of negative externalities

  • Li in Confucianism

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    Confucianism Analects is a book of collected sayings of Confucius (Kong Zi, 551-479 B.C.). It is one of the most important texts of Confucianism. This classical text has been translated by a lot of Western people, and remains a hot topic in Chinese Studies (or Sinology). Herbert Fingarette's book Confucius -- the Secular as Sacred focuses on "Li", one of the core concepts about "human nature, comportment and relationships" in Confucianism. As a professional philosopher, the author is interested