Today is Danny's first day at his new school, and he can't think of a worse topic for his fresh start.
Good morning class! Today we have a new student, Danny! He is just in time to start our Ancient China unit.
I can't believe this...
First, we are going to discuss Confucianism. Confucious believed in the importance of morality and respecting others, especially your parents and elders. This virtue is called filial piety. Another important virtue is Ren which is demonstrated by parents being protective over their children. The Way is the main text of this concept referencing the natural order of the universe along with Li which can be translated to mean "law". Someone who follows all of these philosophies could be described as a junzi.
The next philosopher we are going to discuss is Laozi who wrote about a balance in the universe called Tao in the Tao Te Ching. Tzu Jan and Wu Wei are about letting things happen naturally,
Lastly, we will talk about Hans Fei which uses the two handles of punishment and reward govern. The ruler plays a very important part because they can want nothing more but to better their civilization. The intellectual capacity of the people also played a very important part.