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Chinas Political and Cultural UnityThe Chinese culture is very ancient and well recognized throughout the world The development of such a distinct and prestigious civilization has made China the role model for other countries around the world Around 1750 BC the first Chinese dynasty Shang began to develop During this time the beginnings of walled towns productive agricultural system and a system of writing are recognized Each region of China had its own language writing system and culture Due to the misgoverning of the dynasty the Shang lost its Mandate of Heaven to the Zhou kingdom The Zhou dynasty continued much of the technological and the agricultural developments of the first rule There was a direct relation between the population and the growth of the cities as one grew larger the other also grew During this period roads begin to be built land is cultivated and irrigation spreads As the development of the lands expanded the surrounding regions became separate states each culturally distinct with its own language resulting in constant warfare Confucius who lived during this time of confusion- the Period of Warring States became famous in his efforts to reestablish order Under Confucian ideology men are by nature good and have an innate moral senseThis means that man is perfectible He can be led in the right path through education especially through his own effort at self-cultivation within himself but also through the emulation of models outside himself Confucius believed that the things that happened in the environment were because of something that man did He believed that man is a part of the natural order and that improper behavior would throw the whole of nature out of order Confucius emphasized government by goodness he said The people are like grass the ruler like the wind as the wind blows the grass was inclined The right conduct gives the ruler power Confucianism urges goodness and benevolence in human affairs and in the
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