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Confucianism and Legalism were two philosophies of the Hundred School
Confucianism and Legalism were two philosophies of the Hundred School
Confucianism and Legalism were two philosophies of the Hundred Schools of Thought of the Eastern Chou (Zhou) Dynasty that have left profound effects on Chinese thinking, culture, and essentially every aspect of Chinese life. Confucianism is commonly distinguished as a social and ethical philosophy, while Legalism advocated a strong central government with absolute power. Although the two schools had very distinct principles, various ideologies from both teachings have been adapted and blended