Wanted to return to Zhou Dynastys ideal sage kings
People are inherently good, very idealistic
Personal morality, being a gentleman, benevolence/humaneness (ren), rituals
Taught The Way which was the methods used by the ancient sage kings
Professor Von Glahn
31 October, 2014
What is statesmanship? In the early history of China, this topic is often approached by
many thinkers and philosophers, whose views are conveyed through the extensive written history
that begins to
Professor Von Glahn
10 December, 2014
Heroism in Chinese literature has been presented in a variety of forms, and although texts
throughout Chinese history have often evolved from official historical accounts, the themes of
Book of Odes Selections
Since the Kingdom of Zhou existed long before his reign, why was King Wen la
uded above all other ancestors of the House of Zhou?
Mandate of heaven, he was the one who set this precedence and is also credited as the found
The Analects Selections
Describe the format of The Analects, and compare its effectiveness in presenting philoso
phical ideas with ancient Greek writings.
The format is in very condensed and concise excerpts and quotes from Confucius. While it is not as e
Sima Qian Biographies of the Assassins: Jing Ke
What was Jing Kes social status, and what made him esteemed during his time? Discuss the
phenomenon of geographical and social fluidity of late Warring States period, as seen in the life of Jing
The Open Empire - Selections
Describe in detail how "Chinese society assumed the contours it would retain for the next two thousand years"? What was the author referring to?
Standardizing currency and economy for trade, societal ranking, standardized wri
Who were the first Buddhists in China? What were the major geographic routes through which
Buddhism became known in Chinese society?
Came through the West from India area and picked up Greek influences through influences from
Alexander the Great, etc. Als