Taoism And Confucianism Essay

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First of all, I think I should start by explaining traditional Chinese philosophies like Taoism and Confucianism. Taoism had a strong influence on a lot of other cultures and countries in east Asia. One of the most important concepts in Taoism is the concept of “yin and yang”.Haiyang Sun Fernando Olmedo Art of Research 3/13/2018 Do good and evil exist? The answer to this philosophical question may vary depends on people's life experiences. I don’t really have an answer to this question. But as an international student from China, I would like to share with you how I see this question from an oriental point of view. First of all, I think I should start by explaining traditional Chinese philosophies like Taoism and Confucianism. Taoism had…show more content…
Yin and yang and its relationship can be interpreted in a wide range of different things, such as visible and invisible, sun and moon; the unshaped and the defined; the bright and the dark; male and female, order and chaos in human history. Both good and bad are needed as yin and yang in order to be balanced as one. This ideology of yin and yang doesn’t directly agree or disagree the existence of pure good and evil, but it suggests that everything are mixtures of good and bad, just like yin and yang. But, even if pure good and evil do not exist, There are still people who like to bully or torture other people. I think the environment and the time period we live in can also affect our view of whether good and evil exist. If we look back into the early 19th century. Concentration camps in Nazi Germany and gulag in USSR are very solid evidence to make people hard to dismiss the existence of pure evil. but there were some interesting presumptions. Were Stalin, Hitler, and Mao just misguided their people, and made them believed that what they were doing was

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