Confucius and Other Philosophers Role in China

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China is among the countries that is enjoying the fruits of ancient civilization. The reason behind this is because it has an extended and inexplicable history of around 5000 years ago. This duration contributed a lot in the growth of the country and the expansion of its territories.

China been among the greatest civilized country in the world, it is renowned as a country that can draw back its originality and see its prosperity as the greatest nation in the world. Since long time ago, China is believed to have prominent people who have contributed a lot in the enhancement of the entire country and to the improvement of her history.

Among those participated a lot were emperors like Li Shimin, philosophers like Confucius, Qu Yuan and many more. (Morris 228) This people did a lot in plucking out the primitiveness in the people planting a compound way with a respectable value.

The principle idea of Confucius

The ideas of Confucius brought about innovative by striking the existing cultural traditions releasing new ones. Confucianism ideas contained three central parts namely the modification of names, the relationship between human-heartedness and justice, and knowing Ming or fortune. This three played important roles in the rise of a strong central government in china. (Morris 229)

Like in the modification of names, Confucius idea claimed that people should live together where by the idea claimed that “Let the ruler be ruler, the minister minister, the father father and the son son”(Confucianism) This defined social position in people leading to a total harmony in the government of china. The relationship between human-heartedness and justice is another principle idea of Confucius. In this principal, the people were taught how they should be accountable or just people.


The idea also added that duties must be motivated by human –heartedness which can also be defined as love one another. In his statement he claimed that “The man of human-heartedness is one who desires to sustain himself, sustains others, and desiring to develop himself, develops others; that may be called the way to practice human-heartedness” (Confucianism) This love and unity brought about harmony in the country resulting to a rapid growth of china.

Knowing Ming or fortune is the final principle idea of Confucius. In this idea he advocated good value as ones reward where by it claimed that “the wise are free from doubts; the virtuous from anxiety; the brave from fear”(Confucianism) the idea taught people how to do something for profit or self –interest. It is through this idea they learnt how to forgive and forget and also they learnt that problems are not permanent they come and pass. From this idea, the people of china had much to enjoy since they had no fear in what they did.

Confucianism was very much respected as a God and their teaching were widely spread by the people. This influenced the people so much leading them to misleading Confucianism to a religion which brought about powerful societal values in the government of china. The social structure brought by the Confucianism assisted the government of China in having little in fighting crime since the social framework had circulated all over the country of China. (Confucianism)


China is among the countries that can enjoy the fruits of the ancient civilization. The reason behind this is because it had strong leaders who supported its growth. Among the people who did a lot in the civilization were the Li Shimin, philosophers like Confucius, and Qu Yuan. This people had great ideas in the enhancement of the government of china.

The ideas taught the people on how to live in harmony among others. The respect they attained from the ideas taught them a lot in the protection of the people of china and social frame work was the key factor.

Works Cited

Confucianism. Confucius- an innovative conservative. Web.

Morris, Ian. Why the West Rules – For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future.Ed. McClelland & Stewart, 2010. 227-230. Print

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