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Unformatted text preview: Moral Order in Chinese society- Confucius and Confucianism Topic: Confucius and ideas book to read readings in classical Chinese philosophy In China, Korea, Vietnam- Confucius teachings have shaped the values, Confucianism is not a religion; system of values; too much money to build jails etc; China has lower prison population; China does not have high intentional homicide rates compared to other countries, such as US and Russia; - Values that Chinese people have embraced for thousands of years: Confucianism; 5-6 tests on elects of Confucianism; not taught as moral indoctrination in China; deeply rooted in the society of China; moral calculation and education determines place in society; his teachings out compete other teachings of philosophy; Spring and Autumn and Warring States many schools of thought; most influential school in philosophy practiced; official ideology in China Kong Zi (Confucius, 551-479 BC)- born in state of Lu; born into aristocratic family; lived in poverty and raised by mother; age 30: Confucius set up a private school (first in Chinese history) open to all kids...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course ANS 302C taught by Professor Boretz during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '07