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Unformatted text preview: 1-26-09 • ❑Hand Book Report In Mailbox @ Loree & Email Deghani (FOR PLAGARISM CHECK) • ❑China becomes comunist ▼ ❑Eastern Religion • ❑Older than western religion ▼ ❑Axial Age • ❑800-200 bce • ❑many great figures existed in mankind, results in change in mankind • ❑budha • ❑socrates • ❑etc ▼ ❑Shang Dynasty • ❑Adam/Eve Equiv—Half Man/Half Snake • ❑Anscestor Worship Very Common/Highly Reguarded ▼ ❑Shang considered to be highest anscestor • ❑was god/ultimate reallity ▼ ❑Shang become overpowered by Chou/Zhou Dynasty • ❑Ideas of shang replaced w/ idea of heaven—God was heaven ▼ ❑Confucius • ❑came from noble family • ❑can be traced back to shang dynasty • ❑500 years had passed from Chou—2500 years ago • ❑socrates considered master of ethics/morality—so was confucius ▼ ❑when born, things in chins things have deteriorated greatly • ❑chariot racing spread, turned into killing machine • ❑Always wanted podium to talk to people of china • ❑king your advice is good, but we are confortable so don't "rock our boat" ▼ ❑Have to return to the documents we have from past and figure out what is
happening to china • ❑checked chou dynasty records • ❑leader was Douco Chou • ❑what happened? • ❑started editing these documents of the past • ❑change culture of china • ❑hope for china—tradition still exists • ❑Bring back ethics from our greatest time—Chou dynasty • ❑socrates in same moral predicament ▼ ❑Morality ▼ ❑"Ren" • ❑humaneness that goes beyond ethical ▼ ❑"Li" • ❑have to do what is moral/ethical ▼ ❑"Ren Ren" • ❑perfect moral person ▼ ❑Mencius • ❑things have become worse than in the time of confucius • ❑downward movement in history ▼ ❑conflict • ❑shifting away from communism ▼ ❑man is inherently good • ❑if bad—problem is....culture • ❑none of this may have happened ...
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