Confucianism Essay Topics

The Religious Traditions of Buddhism and Confucianism

No other force in our collective history is as influential in shaping our world as religion has been. It is a force that continues to define and redefine the world as we know it. Nations and countries have been established and destroyed all in the name of religion. Political lines are being redrawn even as… View Article

Confucianism in Chinese Business Culture

Introduction China as a civilization is one of the oldest that has lived in the face of the earth, through out history they can pride themselves with abundance of technological and sociological breakthrough that are ahead from the rest of the civilization in the ancient times. As its best China was the most prosperous and… View Article

Compare & Contrast Han and Rome

When Han China and Imperial Rome are compared, one can find both similarities and differences in terms of techniques of imperial administration. A similarity would be that both are bureaucracies. However, both are also different. One major difference is that Han China had the civil service exams. They also differed because Han China had a… View Article

Chinese Business

Introduction It is often argued that when business persons of different cultures negotiate commercial deals, there is bound to be a culture clash. I disagree with this view. It is true that cultural differences influence business negotiations but with the appropriate approach to deal with the differences, culture clash is to be least expected in… View Article

Han Chinese

I. Introductory Paragraph Although Han China and Rome shared the same attitudes regarding the importance of public works, with China devising the flood prevention system, and Rome creating the indispensable aqueducts, they had completely opposing views concerning tools used for crafts, with the Roman upper-class viewing such tools as demeaning and the Han China upper-class… View Article

The Philosophy of Confucius

For my essay I have decided to analyze the philosophy of Confucius as seen in The Analects or Lunyu (论语). I will be focusing primarily on what I have found to be the key components underlying Confucian ethics; Filial Piety (Xiao) (孝), Ritual Propriety (Li) (禮) and Authoritative Conduct (Ren) (仁). These three moral concepts… View Article

Chinese Mencius And Xunzi On Human Nature

Mencius and Xunzi both follow Confucian philosophy yet have a dramatically different understanding of human nature. Additionally, the two philosophers make their arguments in strikingly different literary methods. Mencius believes that the “goodness of human nature is like the downward course of water” (147) in that people are naturally inclined to be good, and he… View Article

Mohism and Mencius’ Thought

Question 1: Do you think which doctrine was really helpful for saving people from their destitute condition between Mohism and Mencius’ thought, and why? When we put the two philosopher’s thoughts together, we can see one striking commonality. Both of them were against aggressive way and emphasized the importance of caring for the welfare of… View Article

Lasting Legacies

The impact of Confucianism in East Asia continues to mold and shape individuals’ actions so they can lead better lives that will have a positive effect on society. This can be achieved once the individual reaches a better understanding about their mutual obligations – that a proper society is revolved around give and take. It… View Article

The Teachings of Confucius and Dao

Confucius stressed that a harmonious society can be created through the practice of Li. Discuss how this is possible by using the Five Relationships concepts. What is the Five Relationships? * In Confucianism, it’s between superior and inferior person. They are ruler – subject, husband – wife, father – son, older brother – younger brother,… View Article

Influences of Confucian Virtues on Chinese Moral Standard

In China, “Hyo” is a traditional moral behavior since ancient China. In Chinese, “Hyo” means filial piety, a virtue of respect to parents and ancestors. This kind of virtue is not only praised highly in ancient China, it is also one of the most important virtues affecting modern Chinese nowadays. “Hyo” is the first virtue… View Article

The Philosophy of Confucius

For my essay I have decided to analyze the philosophy of Confucius as seen in The Analects or Lunyu (?? ). I will be focusing primarily on what I have found to be the key components underlying Confucian ethics; Filial Piety (Xiao) (? ), Ritual Propriety (Li) (? ) and Authoritative Conduct (Ren) (? )…. View Article

Chinese Literature

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Chinese Philosophy Essay

Three areas of philosophy emerged amidst the chaos and constant warring of the Zhou era. The three were called Confucianism, Daoism, and legalism. They were Chinese philosophies that were thought to be the best ways to rule and achieve order in the society. Confucianism believed that a ruler’s job was to set a good example,… View Article

Education in Chinese Philosophy

There were several salient schools of philosophy that arose during early years of the development of Chinese civilization. The era was subject to not only political fragmentation and excessive warfare, but also the birth of unique intellectual foundations as well. Confucius rallied together a school of thought that underscored the utmost importance of humanism and… View Article