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Culture Insider: How Confucianism shaped China

2014-09-30 11:09:31



Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors worshipped the heaven to show their awe and respect to the heaven. [Photo/Xinhua]

In terms of relations between human and nature, Confucianism proposes the perfect harmony between the two. Man is just one part of the nature and the two is a unity, a contrast with the thought that man should develop all kinds of techniques and weapons to conquer the nature. Confucianism thought stresses "awe to the nature", which still offers reference to modern people on how to deal with the worsening environment.

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