Academic journal article Comparative Civilizations Review

The Concept and Path of Criminal Protection in Ancient China's Ecological Civilization

Academic journal article Comparative Civilizations Review

The Concept and Path of Criminal Protection in Ancient China's Ecological Civilization

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Abstract

Ancient China's ecological civilization originated from worship of totems. In the tenday myth recorded in The Classic of Mountains and Rivers, Huang Di used the cloud as the totem to designate the army, and the ancient emperors sacrificed the sun, the moon and the mountains. During the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period, the Confucian school and the Taoist school put forward the ecological protection view of "unity of heaven and man and nature" and opposed the human being's plunder of nature blindly.

In class society, the rulers of the dynasties strengthened the thought of environmental protection. In the imperial edicts of the Qin and Han Dynasties, in the imperial edicts of the emperors since the Qin and Han Dynasties, there were orders to protect the environmental resources, prohibiting the killing of young animals and the eggs of birds, protecting wild animals and plants, and paying attention to afforestation. …

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