Presentation on theme: "Confucianism and Government"— Presentation transcript:
1Confucianism and Government Chapter 14 Section 3Confucianism and Government
2Confucianism A. Confucian Ideas Teachings focused on ethics and proper behavior for individuals and governmentsRen- concern for othersLi- appropriate behaviorOrder in society is very important
3Confucianism B. The influence of Confucianism Qin Dynasty suppressed Confucian ideasHan Dynasty brought it back into favor making it the official state philosophy.As Buddhism grew, Confucianism lost some of its might
4Confucianism C. Neo Confucianism During the Tang, Confucianism came more into play as a way to improve government and society.Neo Confucianism emphasized spiritual matters.During the Song Dynasty, Neo Confucianism become the official government teachings.
5Scholar-Officials A. Bureaucracy People worked for the government Body of un elected government officials
6Scholar-Officials B. Civil Service Service as government official Person had to pass series of written examinationsTested students grasp of Confucianism and related ideasTests were difficult- students spent YEARS preparing for them
7Scholar-Officials C. Scholar- Official An educated member of the governmentWere elite members of societyPerformed many jobs in the government and were widely admired for their knowledge and ethicsThe civil service system was a major factor in the stability of the Song government