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9 terms

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