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DSST World Religions

Analects the collection of the teachings of Confucius
Chun-Tzu a ruler who possesses Te becomes this superior or ideal man
Confucianism more a way of life, theory of government and code of ethics rather than a religion
Confucius born around 551 BC in China, he believed that kindness towards others (Jen) and respect
Feudal system at the time of Confucius’ birth, China was organized and governed by this system
Filial piety deep respect of elders and ancestors, almost ancestor worship or veneration
Five Key Relationships ruler to subject, father to son, husband to wife, elder to younger, friend to friend
Han Dynasty during this Dynasty, Confucianism became China’s state religion
Hsun Tzu this follower of Confucianism believed that man is by nature selfish and needed rituals and laws
I Ching this elaborate system of divination using sticks or coins are a regular part of Chinese life
Jen the central Confucian virtue, benevolence or humanity, inward goodness
Li outward expression of proper conduct, rules and etiquette
Mandate of Heaven Mencius’ political theory that rulers are chosen by heaven and must be benevolent
Mencius this promoter of Confucianism spread the teachings throughout China; he believed man is naturally good
New-Confucianism Chu Hsi and Wang Yangming combined Confucian thought with elements of Buddhism and Taoism
Son of Heaven the name for the Emperor who is in control of the affairs of state
Te moral power or virtues especially for rulers
Yang in Chinese philosophy, the bright assertive male energy in the universe
Yin in Chinese philosophy, the dark receptive female energy in the universe
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