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The "Historical Confucius" and his book The Analects
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Today’s Topics From Western Zhou to Eastern Zhou Confucius and The Analects Three important Confucian ideas
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The Five Zhou Classics as Sources for Zhou History ( China , 39‐42) Classic of Change ( Yi jing ) Classic of Documents ( Shu jing ) Classic of Odes (or Songs or Poetry) ( Shi jing ) Classic of Rites (or Ritual) ( Yi li, Zhou li, Li ji ) Spring and Autumn Annals ( Chun qiu )
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The Classic of Change ( Yijing ) • DivinaOon manual that replaced oracle bones • Contained 64 “hexagrams,” 6 unbroken ( yang ) or broken ( yin ) lines • Each hexagram represents a diFerent “moment” in the great cycle of change in the cosmos
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The Classics: The Songs and Documents Book of Songs (Book of Odes) Ancient poetry collec±on Themes of love, war, harvest Ritual poetry—performed in ancestor worship Basis of educa±on, storehouse of knowledge Book of Documents Speeches of early kings and ministers Founda±on of poli±cal philosophy
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Western Zhou to Eastern Zhou: Some Consequences • Zhou power fatally weakened— Zhou “kingdom” in name only • Development of powerful regional states
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Western Zhou to Eastern Zhou: Some Consequences Warring States period : Golden Age of Chinese thought
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