Analects- selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
Legalism- Strict, literal adherence to the law or to a particular code, as of religion or morality.
Daoism- philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
Philosophy- the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct. the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a particular branch of knowledge
Filial piety- in Confucian thought, one of the virtues to be cultivated, a love and respect for one's parents and ancestors. the attitude of obedience, devotion, and care toward one's parents and other elders considered fundamental to moral conduct. Originally rooted in the hierarchical ideology of Chinese feudalism, it was raised to a moral precept by Confucius, who cited it as the basis of ren. It is seen as the basis not only of family harmony but of social and political stability.
Shi Huangdi- the emperor connected and extended the old fortification walls along the north of China that originated about 700 B.C. (over 2500 years ago), forming the Great Wall of China to stop invading barbarians from the north.
He was a cruel ruler who readily killed or banished those who opposed him or his ideas. He is notorious for burning virtually all the books that remained from previous regimes. He even banned scholarly discussions of the past.
Great Wall- a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width. The Great Wall of China was built mainly to protect the Chinese Empire from the Mongolians and other invaders. It is said to be built by the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang
Gao Zu- Chinese emperor 618 27: founder of the Tang dynasty. the Dynasty that lasted from 618-907 and which represented perhaps the most glorious period of Chinese history.
Wudi- Emperor of...