ancient knowledge, he did produce a number of new ideas. Mencius gave Confucianism a fuller explanation of human nature, of what is needed for good government, of what morality is, and founded his idealist doctrine on the claim that human nature is essentially good. A third school was Mohism, named after its founder Mo Zi (470c. Confucius' ideas were not accepted during his lifetime and he frequently bemoaned the fact that he remained unemployed by any of the feudal lords. Painting The same applies to painting, as - apart from a few works on silk - few pictures have survived from the Zhou era. 300 BC, sections of the Laozi are available in China.(c. Often decorated with unusual handles in the form of animal heads, their more elegant forms were frequently adorned with scrolls, spirals, interlaced serpents and other continuous patterns often encircling the whole vessel. The first official Chinese veterinarians also appeared during this time. He spent the next 12 years traveling around China looking for a ruler who would listen to his ideas. Mencius believed that all these feelings are naturally within us, but they need to be developed. Most of what we know about Confucius comes from this source.
This idea is developed further in the Great Learning and is tightly linked with the Taoist concept of wu wei: the less the king does, the more that is done. Many thinkers came up with ideas for building a better society. The next dynasty was the Zhou. His students, however, continued to follow him. He would observe his patient's tongue, nose, ears, face, eyes, mouth and throat, listen to his patient's speech, coughing, or other bodily vibrations, take a complete history of the patient's problem, and lastly he would feel the patient's pulse. Thus "Respectfulness, without the Rites, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the Rites, becomes timidity; boldness, without the Rites, becomes insubordination; straightforwardness, without the Rites, becomes rudeness" (Analects viii, 2). Eastern Zhou, an organized medical system developed during this period. Note: Ceremonial vessels were also made out of fired-clay. A new movement of scholars, however, revived the teachings of Confucius and Mencius. This leads all the other states eventually declare their Kingship, signifying the beginning of the end of the Zhou Dynasty.