The Paradigmatic Mode
The notion of harmony is taken as a fundamental guideline to govern a country properly. Yet, it is not working alone because it requires such auxiliaries as rites equivalent to legal codes, authorized regulations, institutional systems, mores of conduct and so forth. It is in Confucianism that the idea of harmony had been recognized as the highest form of achievement in Chinese political arena. In principle, it is intended to ensure and actualize order and peace by which further social development is considered to be probable, beneficial and constructive, and in which every member from the old to the young, and from the able to the disabled, will live a reasonably good and just life.