China beliefs Set 1

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Daoism

Philosophy by Laozi; stresses living in balance with nature; manmade institutions (social classes, religions) are not natural and therefore tend to make people lose balance

The Dao

A universal force that guides all things

Yin and Yang

two parts of the Dao that are present in life; neither side is good or evil; conflict is the result of imbalance of these forces in your life

Yin

Cool, feminine, submissive, dark

Yang

Warm, Masculine, Aggressive, light

Legalism

Philosophy by Hanfezi; people are basically selfish and corrupt; force is needed to maintain order and keep people in line

Greed and Fear

Legalist idea that motivate through greed by rewarding good behavior; motivate through fear by maintaining strict laws and harsh punishments

Lao-Tse

Founder of Daoism

Hanfezi

started legalism; he though that man was naturally evil

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