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The Nine Schools of Thought were the primary schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought
Hundred Schools of Thought
period of China during the Eastern Zhou dynasty. They were:[1]

Confucianism
Confucianism
(as interpreted by Mencius
Mencius
and others), Legalism, Taoism, Mohism, Agriculturalism, two strains of Diplomatists, the Logicians, Sun-tzu's Militarists Naturalists

Although only the first three of these went on to receive imperial patronage in later dynasties, doctrines from each influenced the others and Chinese society in sometimes unusual ways. The Mohists, for instance, found little interest in their praise of meritocracy but much acceptance for their mastery of siege warfare; much later, however, their arguments against nepotism were used in favor of establishing the imperial examination system. References[edit]

^ Carr, Brian; Carr, Brian; Mahalingam, Indira, eds. (1997). Companion Encyclopaedia of Asian Philosophy. Routledge Companion Encyclopaedias (1st ed.). Routledge. p. 466. ISBN 9780415035354. 

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Chinese philosophy

Schools of Thought

Agriculturalism Confucianism Taoism Han learning Huang-Lao Legalism Mohism Neo-Confucianism Neo-Taoism New Confucianism Chinese Marxist Philosophy School of Diplomacy School of Names School of Naturalists Yangism

See also: Hundred Schools of Thought

Philosophers

Confucius Gaozi Gongsun Long Han Feizi Huan Tan Huang Zongxi Jin Yuelin Laozi Li Si Lu Jiuyuan Mencius Mozi Shang Yang Su Qin Sunzi Tu Weiming Wang Chong Wang Fuzhi Wang Yangming Xu Xing Xunzi Yang Zhu Zhang Yi Zhu Xi Zhuangzi Zou Yan

Concepts

Dào: Way Dé: Virtue Fǎ: Model Jiān ài: Universal Love Jing: Reverence Jìngzuo: Meditation Lĭ: Ritual propriety Li: Law Mìng: Mandate or fate Qì: Energy Qing: Essence Rén: Humaneness Shén: Spirit Si: Reflection Tǐ: Substance Tiān: Divine force Wú wéi: Nonaction Xiào: Filial piety Xin: Disposition or intuition Xing: Human nature Yì: Righteousness Yīnyáng: Interdependent opposites Yòng: Function Zhèngmíng: Rectification of names Zhì: Intention or will; Wisdom or cleverness Zìrán: Self-so or natural

Topics

Aesthetics Epistemology Ethics
Ethics
(Role ethics State consequentialism) Logic Metaphysics Political philosophy Social philosophy Theology

Regional schools

Lingnan Confucianism

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