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a code of conduct developed by Confucius, a great teacher. This code emphasized obligations of the people toward each other and toward their state.

dynastic cycle

the rise and fall of Chinese ruler, according to the Mandate of Heaven


a ruling family


belief that people were not naturally good and that people should be governed with strong rules and threats of severe punishment

Mandate of Heaven

based on the teachings of Mencius, the idea that an emperor enjoyed heaven's support only as long as he governed wisely


inquiry into the nature of things based on logical reasoning. The system of values that shape how one lives; modes of thought


a ban or prohibition resulting from social custom or emotional aversion


a philosophy/ religion based on the belief in the Tao, or the Way (nature force). The philosophy and verses of Lao-tzu originally developed it (also spelled Daoism).