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Amidst the chaos of political instability and constant warring of the Zhou Chou era arose many intellectual thinkers that brought such profound impact in the field of politics religion and philosophy Lower and Rajendra 198593 Even to the day their influence can be espied in the many matters of China Confucianism became the paramount school of thinking and later significant philosophies such as Daoism and Legalism gained immense recognition as well Lower and Rajendra 198593 Each party had their own proposals for creating an idealistic political society where the many problems they faced in their everyday lives could be eliminated Hansen 199261 All three approaches were very distinct but at the same time they contained certain similarities as well In my reasoning I find that Confucianism and Daoism could be paralleled in many ways to find several common grounds On the other hand Legalism goes on to take a more unique approach which was much different from the either Daoism or Confucianism Kongfuzi Confucius a Latinised name was born in 551 BC to a poor family of the lower nobility Lower and Rajendra 198593 Throughout his life he relentlessly tried to gain an office with a prominent ruler of the time who was willing to adopt his various concepts China The History and The Mystery video Unfortunately Confucius died in 479 BC before such a change ever took place Wu-Chi Liu Confucius 2000 Internet However he succeeded in winning over a handful of devote followers who continued his legacy and Confucianism later went on to become one of the most influential thought systems of Chinese history Lower and Rajendra 198595 Of his followers Mencius and Xunzi became the most renowned McKenzie 1986192 Since Confucius did not succeed in completing a manual of his views these followers had to derive their own interpretations of the system which now formulate the Analects Wu-Chi Liu Confucianism 2000 Internet The Analects portray an idealised gentleman
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