China History Podcast

A Hundred Schools of Thought1 min read

Part four in the History of Chinese Philosophy podcast series

 

Laszlo picks the story up where we left off in part two following the death of Master Kong in 479 BCE. A lot happened in the world of Chinese philosophy right after Confucius passed. He had both disciples who carried on his teachings, and naysayers who pointed to flaws in this Ru School of philosophy and offered an alternative kind of thought. As the countdown to the milestone year of 221 BCE gets nearer, a hundred schools of thought contended like never before, each offering their solutions to the tumultuous and bloody times of the latter half of the Eastern Zhou dynasty:

Previous episodes in the series:
Episode one: The History of Chinese Philosophy
Episode two: There’s Something About Confucius
Episode three: Book of Ch-ch-ch-Changes
Laszlo’s Chinese philosophy infographic, click to view the full size version:

Laszlo Montgomery

Laszlo Montgomery is host of the China History Podcast series, and is a veteran China hand now based in the Los Angeles area.