Introducing World Religions:
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Comprehensive Glossary of Terms

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Filial piety; reverence in the ancient China for spirits, one's ancestors and one's deceased parents.


(330?-227?) Chinese thinker born after while the great second Confucian and Daoist thinkers were elderly; he wrote The Art of War, and taught that human nature was fundamentally bad, and that people should be given little freedom of choice.

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