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Unformatted text preview: Confucius- Words of Wisdom 550 bc- 6 th century bc feudal system disintegrated, govt 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: Familys 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 Chinas 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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- Spring '07