Daoism is China's indigenous religion. Taught by Laozi who lived around 500BC, it advocates living in harmony with Nature and 'following The Way'. Confucius, one of Laozi's greatest adherents, went on to develop his own philosophy along Daoist principles. He believed in social harmony, hierarchy and universal education - beliefs which have shaped Chinese life and thought to this day.
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- First broadcast:
- 4 November 2010
This clip could be used in a discussion on the impact of Daoism and Confucianism on Chinese life and culture and why these were targeted during the Cultural Revolution. It is useful when reinforcing vocabulary for asking directions.