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Philosophers and Warring States The Age of Confucius and the Hundred Schools
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Things to remember: Read Books I-IX of Analects of Confucius . Use the study guide (on Blackboard). Discussion sections on September 8: Those with last names beginning from A-H should meet as usual in LILY G126. Those with last names beginning with letters from I to R should go to UNIV 217. Those with last names beginning with letters from S to Z should go to UNIV 219.
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Come to the discussion section prepared either to attack or to defend Confucius from one of two points of view. If your first name begins with A-L, attack Confucius (or defend him from attack) from the point of view of Daoism. If your first name begins with M-Z, attack Confucius (or defend him from attack) from the point of view of Legalism. PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: At the end of the discussion section, hand in a one- page summary of your attack or defense.
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Thinking About Chinese Power and What It Means for the World Professor David Lampton Johns Hopkins University 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2009 STEWART CENTER 206 Opportunity for extra credit—get signature
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Chinese New Confucianism and its American Future Professor John Berthrong Boston University 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2009 STEWART CENTER 206 Opportunity for extra credit—get signature
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Western Zhou fell 771 BCE; Zhou Capital at Luoyang, Eastern Zhou,
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Eastern Zhou is the era of CONFUCIUS Eastern Zhou=771-256 BCE Spring and Autumn Era (722-481 BCE) time of Confucius (551-479 BCE). Generation before the Buddha, shortly before Socrates. Not a king, not a duke, not a general, and not even an official of any importance.
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Overview: Period of Transition Old fiefs of the Western Zhou Dynasty became independent states. Operated within a multi- state system. Warfare increased. Power of custom, heredity declined.
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Eastern Zhou ( 771 BCE to 256 BCE ) is divided into sub-periods Eastern Zhou: Zhou kings reigned, but weak in comparison to other rulers, who started calling themselves kings. Before 479 BCE, Spring and Autumn Annals Era. Age of Confucius. After, Warring States Period. Age of Mencius, etc.
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Really powerful territories on the periphery Qi, NW Shandong; maritime: trade in salt, fish, silks, and metals. Chu to the South. Non- Chinese language, ruling over aborigines, calling themselves Wang. Qin in west where Zhou started out. Jin; in mountainous area.
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through ba or HEGEMON Developed to deal with the fact that Chu was beating up on small states on the central plain in 680s. Ruler of Qi in north
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MGMT 201 taught by Professor Rowe during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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