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Summarize, compare and contrast both Taoism and Confucianism.

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I will be providing you with some online resources that you will find helpful, however, I recommend that you find the corresponding scholarly sources to reference in your assignment. Please do not focus on your 500-word limit. When you are researching and compiling the information, you will certainly have a first draft of more than 500 words. Collecting the information is the challenging part. Once you have the information, all you need to do is "tighten" up the assignment by choosing only the relevant information needed.

When summarizing the two belief systems/religions (I use these terms loosely because you will observe that Taoism and Confucianism do not completely fall into one category), you want to answer specific questions before formally structuring out your summary:

What is Taoism/Daoism? What does "Tao" or "Te" refer to?
There are two streams of Taoism, a religious stream (although Taoists seldom refer to "God") and a philosophical stream. Each stream has three particular or dominant characteristics. The philosophical stream has a particular view on death, and the ...

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