RELG211 - Lecture 13 (Confucianism)

RELG211 - Lecture 13 (Confucianism) - Five Classics History...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Five great relationships: Father-son: Foundation of society Elder brother-younger brother: Elder - Kid Husband - Wife Ruler - Subject Five Virtues: -Ren: Being considerate of another (empathy) -Li: Doing what's appropriate/good manners (benevolence) -Shu: Reciprocity (How will my action affect the other person?) -Xiao: Remembering ancestors respect for parents and elders -Wen: Has to do with the education of culture and arts Junzi (Chun tzu): literally superior person or noble person. Confucian literature are the Five Classics and the Four Books
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Unformatted text preview: Five Classics: History Poetry Changes Rites Spring and Autumn Annals Four Books: Analects: Sayings of Confucius The Great Learning The Doctrine of the Mean The Mencius Legalists: Strictest people of Chinese philosophy Ren: Empathy consideration for others, humaneness Li: Appropriate action, ritual propriety and etiquette Shu: Reciprocity Xiao: Family devotion, filial piety Wen: Cultural refinement Sheet1 Page 2 doing what will please their parents...
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RELG211 - Lecture 13 (Confucianism) - Five Classics History...

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