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Running Head: Book 1 Review 1Confucius Lives Next DoorREL 223Professor: KinyuaClarissa Lattimore10/21/18
Running Head: Book 1 Review 2Reid a reporter with the Washington Post was granted an opportunity to take over a position withthe company in Tokyo Japan, where he and his family would move and find themselves in the middle of what he called a fundamental shift in world history, due to the global stature and political power that would change the way the world worked. Asia would become an Asian century for the first time in five centuries. Reid and his family knew that it would be a big change for them before they moved across the world, but what they didn’t think to realized was the difference in the society for where they came from to where they were now. The Reid family found out about the social miracle in the fundamental lesson and core values of the East Asians Confucian classics. The Confucian was said to teach the East Asians that even through hard times if one continues to practice the core values and anticipate that hard work, savings, studying, and attention could better them and their future as well as improve their standing society, by creating less crime and safe streets for the people of the East. Reid found that the people of the East were respectfully and showed privacy to their neighbors on the first day of arriving to the family’s new home when they met his nameless neighbor for the first time. He didn’t realize that in the East when first meeting a person they didn’t give their name out until months after meeting. In the months of living in Japan is when Reid and his wife found that the people of the East didn’t feel threaten by violence when his 10-year-old daughter told them at thedinner table that she and her best friend from school were going to Tokyo Disneyland by themselves. Back in the West Reid knew that this couldn’t happen because anything could have happened to the two young girls, but in the East these families allowed their kids to travel by themselves because they felt safe. The Asians had built a modern industrial society by having thesafest streets, the best schools, and the most stable families in the world were the schools taught the children order by forming leader to keep the class on task, making the kids server and feed
Running Head: Book 1 Review 3their classmates, clean the schools on a daily basis, and if one misbehaved all were punished for that persons actions. Families stayed together because they didn’t want to be judge by the public