International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


A Brief Analysis of Political Thought in Early Western Han Dynasty
Li Zhen

During the seventy years of the early Western Han Dynasty, the situations of both politics and economy were complicated. The rulers devoted themselves to develop the economy and maintain social order. At the same time, the rulers dedicated to build a ruling thought encompassing Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism. It included the comprehensive utility of penalty and ritual. It also emphasized the interpretation of Wuwei which is the core of Daoism. These three schools interacted with each other and contributed a lot to the stability and economic development of the early Western Han Dynasty.

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