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Unformatted text preview: Contemporary Asian Civilization Fall 2008 Group Questions 3: Ty, Kendall, Jordie, Renee & Chris. What circumstances of Confucius’ personal life may have made his life appealing to Chinese born in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s (or who grew up then) or, later, during the Cultural Revolution? 4: Maria, Will, Bobby, Jeff & Kris. After you reflect on excerpts from Confucius’s Analects (below), what general lessons can you infer about how should political leaders should behave? In other words, what guidance could politicians in China, in other parts of Asia or anywhere else in the world take from these selections from the Analects ? 5: For everyone! Recently, the People’s Republic of China began funding “Confucius Institutes” to propagate Confucianism in countries around the world. What are the likely obstacles to the widespread acceptance of Confucianism in contemporary Asia? In answering this question, clarify what you mean by “Asia.” 2...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course ASAN 312 taught by Professor Pollard during the Spring '09 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.
- Spring '09