A Confucian Scholar during the Qin Dynasty


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The beginning:
A Confucian Scholar during the Qin Dynasty
A period of prosperous philosophical debate, the Warring States era came to an end with the commencement of the dynasty of Qin in 221 B.C.E. (Van
7). With the Qin Empire and its conquering of all other states, came a unified China and reestablished order (Van
7). A thorough statement of totalitarianism, legalism became the dominant ideology of this period and it strongly promoted “war as a legitimate means of strengthening the power of the state and imparting discipline to the people (Morton et al 43). Legalism represented a method in which culture affected bureaucratization in that it emphasized the effect of having a bureaucratic model in the military, as such, its philosophy...
The end:
.....Emperor Han reigned. By the end of the Han dynasty, official orthodox Confucianism and the deification of Confucius were fully instituted under the blessing of the imperial court which were subsequently followed by all later imperial dynasties.
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