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Confucianism In Chin The Fall Of The Qin Dynasty

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There have been many debates among Chinese historians as to the cause of the fall of the Qin Dynasty. The Qin used force and strict rules to keep a short leash on the people of the kingdom. However, with the precautions taken by the government, they did not know it would ultimately be their demise. In order to contain rebellion and to keep the people of the empire ignorant, the combination of brutality, persecutions, antagonizing of the elites, and denying the Way, led to the short reign and ultimately the fall of the Qin Dynasty.
In order to start at the very core of the problem with the Qin, one must look into Confucianism. Confucius, known as Master Qiu or “Our Master Kong,” lived during the Spring and Autumn Period of the Zhou Dynasty from 551-479 B.C.E. He was born in Lu in Eastern China of low nobility, but educated. During this time, war was imminent. He spent a time during his life traveling from state to state helping, and became employed by rulers who shared his view and perspective of life.
Now labeled as Confucianism, his teachings and philosophies shaped the Chinese world for thousands of years. Confucius’ surviving teachings are published in his Analects. Three important conducts that Confucius associated with moral nobility were: filial, humaneness, and ritual decorum. Filial piety is the devotion, respect for elders and know your place within the family. “A young person who is filial and respectful of his elders rarely becomes the kind of person who is
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