January 26-Emperor Roles

January 26-Emperor Roles - January 26, 2007 1. 2. 3. 4. 5....

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January 26, 2007 1. Religious leader 2. Moral leader 3. Head of royal clan 4. Highest political authority 5. Warrior Basic Intuitional Roles the Emperor Played I. Religious leader a. Central religious leader for the state and society as a whole i. Some took seriously and emphasized II. Moral leader a. Mystical sense i. Confucius talks about the emperor being virtuous is the pole star, if the emperor is virtuous it will radiate out into society. Society will be good b. Emperor had to be filial i. Especially to mothers because fathers are dead ii. Building temples, or big birthday celebrations c. Emperor had to listen to people’s advice of wise men. At the same time setting example of to listen to criticism d. Responsible for tracking of virtue of others. Making sure that his officials are virtuous and finding out of virtuous people and rewarding them. i. Widows who didn’t get remarried after 30 years and raised their children successfully. Emperor would give her money and rewards e.
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