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Progress AssignmentInternational Relations 210Dr. Anna Kuthy12 June 2016
2For this assignment, I will be starting by discussing the article called Western International Law and China’s Confucianism in the 19th Century from week four. The main argument of this reading was to describe how the international law, a procedure that had already been practiced for many years in Europe, found its way to China. The article also describes how the practice of international law was not fully welcomed by the Chinese, due to their Confucianism culture. Confucius encouraged a paternalistic government in which the sovereign was benevolent, honorable, respectful, and obedient individuals. Political figures were expected to promote and encourage moral perfection as well as to be a good example to the people, something, that according to Chinese views, the western powers did not follow. At the end, Chinese were forced by the Western nations to utilize international law, consequently, the

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