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An American in China

Ancient Chinese Beliefs

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 6, 2011

Excerpt from here. This excerpt shows an ancient Chinese belief and its impact on the modern day China.

“The Mohist believed that tradition should not dictate morality. Morality comes from the practice of impartiality and collectivist love for others. Both schools believed that people in positions of power possessed an ethical duty to act in the best interest of the people, and if this were not the case, the mandate of leadership would be lost. While Chinese management today is properly characterized as authoritarian,

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