CHINA IN THE SHADOW OF MR KONG
Part 2 Matters of the Mind
Superstition - Superstition, like everywhere else in the world, largely dominated the Chinese mind in early times.
Commentators on the works of Confucius - Confucian ideas established themselves but there were many commentators over the following centuries who muddied the waters.
The Han Dynasty - The Han dynasty was principally responsible for making Confucian ideas the norm for government and society.
Taoism - Taoism, growing out of early animism, developed ideas of non-interference in the ways of nature.
Buddhism - Buddhism, imported from India, introduced ideas of rebirth and reward for good conduct.
China and Tibet - Today China rules Tibet as it has always done. A largely Buddhist country, it has problems with the secular Chinese.
Sung Education and the Mandarin Bureaucracy - In the Sung dynasty, education according to Confucian principles was established on a huge and influential scale.