Chinese philosopher (circa 551-478 BC)
Respect for parents
philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
In China, a political philosophy that emphasized the unruliness of human nature and justified state coercion and control. The Qin ruling class invoked it to validate the authoritarian nature of their regime.
a code of conduct developed by Confucius, a great teacher. This code emphasized obligations of the people toward each other and toward their state.
yin and yang
in Chinese thinking, the opposing principles present in all nature
The dynasty that replaced the Zhou dynasty and employed Legalist ideas in order to control warring states and unify the country.
government by one person having unlimited power
-imperial dynasty that ruled China from 206 BC to 220 AD and expanded its boundries and developed its bureaucracy-remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese Civilization
a government in which a central authority controls the running of a state.
system; practice of government employment based on competitive examinations and merit
a set of letters or characters that can be moved to create different lines of text
people of standing; class of people just below nobility