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Compare and contrast the alliance-based system of the Shang, the feudal system of the Zhou (Chou), the open system of the Warring States, and the centralist system of the Qin (Ch’in). What advantages and disadvantages might each have?
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Using occasional excerpts from the Analects of Confucius and the Tao-te ching discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Legalist, Confucian, and Taoist (Daoist) systems. Which of the three systems would you rather live under, and why? Why not the others?