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In cooperation with China Central Television, TWOC is launching The World of Chinese web series, in which experts and opinion leaders discuss topical issues from language, literature, art, cuisine, art, calligraphy, music, sport—almost every aspect of Chinese culture.
Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism are three of the philosophies that best define traditional Chinese thinking. While Confucianism refers to the school of thinking pioneered by the famous sage, and Taoism was an Eastern Zhou Dynasty philosophy in accordance with the long history of Tao Te Ching and Nan Hua Ching, Buddhism was founded by ancient India, and is now one of the three major religions in the world.
Confucianism attaches great importance to collectivism and self-development; Taoism emphasises the natural harmony of creation; Buddhism encourages a higher state of inner being and outer order, it is sometimes said in China that Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism are all one family.
In this episode, The World of Chinese explores the relationship between the three.
Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism Part 1
Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism Part 2