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Unformatted text preview: Confucius- Words of Wisdom 550 bc- 6 th century bc feudal system disintegrated, gov’t system weak, feudal lords competed to dominate China, constant chaos Arrived in Chu-fu after father died, in touch with village people due to manual labor, loved to learn, etc, mother had tremendous aspiration for him, different from other young boys Confucian beliefs: Family’s love is a greater gift than gold Noble deeds should determine status, not noble birth Human being among other human beings, became committed to the world around him Looking in the past, to find China’s future When people are educated, classes disappear. People become better by being educated. Confucius’ school accepted people from every social class, not just nobility, led Confucius to be one of the greatest teachers of all time. “superior men”- it is only necessary to be one, absolute honesty, superior man=thinks of what is right, small man = profitable, Decree that women and men must walk on other sides of street, poor young children and elderly be fed at...
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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.
- Spring '07