Mozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher who was born in 470BC. This is shortly after the lifetime of Confucius, which is  why he was thoroughly educated in the traditional teachings of Confucianism.

This traditional education, however, placed a significant emphasis on clan relationships. Mozi came to dislike these traditional Chinese teachings, and as a result founded his own school of thought.

Unlike the philosophies of Lao Tzu and Confucius, Mozi focused on universal love as the foundation principle in his own teachings.