chinese philosophy

What Does Bao Zheng Mean?-Bao qing tian/Bao longtu

Bao Zheng was a powerful politician in the Chinese Song Dynasty. He rose in power in the reign of Emperor Renzong. This politician was born on March 5 999AD in Hefei Province. Bao Zhen was commonly known as Bao Gong and stayed on the political scene for 25 years....

What Did Zhuge Liang Do?-KongMing/Sleeping Dragon

China has a rich history of stellar individuals who shaped its culture, and Zhuge Liang is just as remarkable. If you’re an anime or manga fan, you’ve probably seen depictions of this legend in art like Ya Boy Kongming modern series and video games, but who is he exactly?...

What Is Zhang Heng Famous For?

The period of the Han dynasty 206 BCE – 9 CE, then 25–220 CE in ancient China is seen as a period when the growth in premodern Chinese science and technology peaked. Some of the great inventions that we know consider basic include the wheelbarrow, the adjustable wrench, and the horse-riding stirrup. Others that can into...

Who Was Xuan Zang And What Did He Do?-Hiuen Tsang

Xuanzang was an advanced Chinese scholar, a monk who took a 17-year pilgrimage to India and later did a memoir about his travels. His translation works have inspired books and motion pictures. Who was Xuanzang (Xuanzang history) When was Xuanzang born? Xuanzang was born in the year 602 CE...

Who Is Mozi And Why Is It Important?-Mo Di

Chinese history goes for thousands of years and has produced numerous great thinkers along the way. Mozi was among these great thinkers, and his philosophies have shaped the thinking of hundreds of Chinese scholars even beyond his death. We will look at his life, what inspired him, and interesting...

What Is Sun Tzu Philosophy? -Famous Chinese Military Strategist

China has seen several influential leaders and individuals who have actively contributed to its civilization and general national cohesion. One of the most influential individuals is Sun Tzu- the military strategist and philosopher who existed during the Eastern Zhou period. Read on to learn more about him. Who is...

Who Is Xun Kuang And Why Is Xunzi Important?

Philosophy has been a central component in the history of civilization, from ancient China to modern day. Over the centuries, notable Chinese philosophers have produced fascinating and binding thought and have made significant contributions to various industries in China. One of the most popular Chinese philosophers is Xunzi, who...

Who Was Lao Tzu And What Did He Teach?-Lao Zi/Lao Fu Zi

Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism were the main philosophies and religions of ancient China and they are considered the three main pillars of ancient China. These 3 philosophies have significantly influenced both ancient and modern Chinese society. One of the greatest proponents/philosophers of the Taoism philosophy is Laozi, and he...

Who Is Zhuangzi And What Did He Do?

Daoism, which is also known as Taoism, is one of the most influential religious philosophies in the history of China, and it has existed for over 2,000 years. It emphasizes living in harmony with the Dao/Tao, which is the universe and it advocates for humility and religious piety. One...

Who Is Confucius And What Did He Do?

Chinese philosophy originated during the Spring & Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, during a fascinating period known as the ‘Hundreds Schools of Thought’. This period saw the rise of major philosophies such as Confucianism, Legalism, and Taoism, and this period was characterized by significant cultural and intellectual...