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Confucianism & Daoism

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confucius
founder of confucianism
dynasty
period of rule by members of a single clan
"warring states period"
late zhou dynasty
Mencius
wrote to help spread Confucian ideas
2 Basic Confucian virtues
1) Benevolence/Humanity [being a good person] (Ren) 2)Propriety (Li)
Parent-> Child relationship
child respects and is obedient to parent; parent takes care of child
filial piety
being obedient to your parents/ older siblings (respecting/ worshiping your ancestors)
mandate of heaven
rulers who maintain a harmoneous, peaceful social order have the right to rule over the people; the people have the right to overthrow leaders who do not meet these qualifications
The Analects
conversations between Confucius and his students (written text)
Junzi
"gentleman" (must act like this to deserve the name)
Dao
"the Way" & origin of all creation believed to lie behind all functions and changesof the natural world
Qi
breath/ energy of the universe (divided into Yin and Yang)
Yin
earth, female, darkness, passiveness
Yang
heaven, male, light, activity
Jade Emperor and Queen mother of the West
rulers of the spririt world (queen & king)
taijiquan
type of movement art or exercise (tai chi)
accupuncture/ accupressure
stimulation of certain poins on body w/ needles or pressure
feng shui
science of placement & orientation of dwelling, rooms, doors, windows, and furnishings in relation to the enviroment to ptremote harmony w. one's enviromental surroundings (move items around to not block qi)
Ren
Benevolence/ Humanity (being a good person)
Li
propriety (doing the right thing at the right time)

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