Within the vast history of China, there have been many drastic changes to the way in which the country has been run. Leadership has changed from family to family, dynasty to dynasty and all the while the laws changed with it. Even outside sources such as religion, art, literature, and philosophy had major impacts on the country was run. When I was assigned to write a research paper on a topic of my choosing for my English class at school, I could think of no better topic besides researching these changes in how the country was run. More specifically, I chose to research how the philosophies of Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism affected ancient Chinese government. Although this paper will not be finished for a few more weeks, I am happy to disclose that I will be posting it on this blog, so definitely look forward to reading about it here in these coming weeks.