Hundred Schools of Thought (Bǎijiā Zhēngmíng 百家争鸣)

James D. SELLMANN

Han Fei, famous scholar and the founder of the Legalist School of philosophy.

During the Warring States period (475–221 BCE) many diverse philosophical systems thrived in China; the expression a hundred schools of thought is used to refer to their sheer number and diversity. The most prevalent schools included Confucianism, Mohism, Legalism, the School of Names, the Yin–Yang School, and Daoism.

The expression a hundred schools of thought was created….

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