Who was Confucius?
A Chinese philosopher and teacher whose beliefs had a great influence on Chinese life.
What did the Chinese call Confucius?
Kong Fu Zi of Master Kong.
Describe Confucius early life?
He lived in a noble but poor family, and he loved learning.
Who was considered the first teacher of ancient China?
Confucius was considered the first teacher of China.
Did Confucius consider his teachings to be new?
No, Confucius did not consider his teachings to be new.
What is philosophy?
A system of beliefs and values.
How do we know what Confucius taught?
When Confucius taught he didn't write down what he spoke, his students did.
Regarding society what was Confucius goal?
It was to pursuade his rules their ways and bring peace and order to China.
What did Confucius think about respecting others?
Do not do to others what you wouldnt want done to urself.
What is Taoism?
Taoism is a religious philosophy.
Who is Laozi?
Laozi was chinese thinker.
What did the Taoists believe in?
Taoist believed in living simple and self-less lives.
What is the civil service?
The group of people whose job it is to carry out the work of the government.
What was the Chinese merit system?
The merit system was how qualified you were for a certain thing.
Why was it difficult for poor men to work in the civil service?
It was difficult for poor men to work in the cities because they couldn't read and needed to learn how to read, but it was possible for some men and women.