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A Brief Study on the Justice-viewpoint of the Fa-chia(法家) Chin, Hee-kwon In East Asia, above all in China, the enactment of law dates from long ago. The Fa-chia(法家) began to establish the law from the Earlier on the Period of the Warring States(戰國時代 以前). The Fa-chia insisted on adequate laws for wealthy country and a powerful army. They diagnosed the disorder of those years as the disagreement between Name and Reality. Therefore they provided for in the law by the agreement of name and reality, so that they desired that the law be restored order. They did not function as the thinker, but took part in the conduct of state affairs. The founder of the Fa-chia is Guan zhong(管仲). He was The Prime Minister of State Chie(齊). He was trying to set goals for the national welfare by a positive provision of law. The theory of the Name and Reality was not only the Fa-chia's but also the Confucian's. However, there was a wide difference between the Fa-chia and the Confucian. The Latter aimed at moral obligation of the Reality, but the former related the Reality to practical affairs(with reward and punishment).


A Brief Study on the Justice-viewpoint of the Fa-chia(法家) Chin, Hee-kwon In East Asia, above all in China, the enactment of law dates from long ago. The Fa-chia(法家) began to establish the law from the Earlier on the Period of the Warring States(戰國時代 以前). The Fa-chia insisted on adequate laws for wealthy country and a powerful army. They diagnosed the disorder of those years as the disagreement between Name and Reality. Therefore they provided for in the law by the agreement of name and reality, so that they desired that the law be restored order. They did not function as the thinker, but took part in the conduct of state affairs. The founder of the Fa-chia is Guan zhong(管仲). He was The Prime Minister of State Chie(齊). He was trying to set goals for the national welfare by a positive provision of law. The theory of the Name and Reality was not only the Fa-chia's but also the Confucian's. However, there was a wide difference between the Fa-chia and the Confucian. The Latter aimed at moral obligation of the Reality, but the former related the Reality to practical affairs(with reward and punishment).