Even though many scholars say that the education reforms during the Cultural Revolution were failures, I believe the reforms were able to make a huge difference in China’s education system. China was also able to learn from the mistakes that were made from some of the failures that were mentioned. Overall, the reforms during the Cultural Revolution were able to truly help China become the truly powerful and advanced nation it is today.
Therefore, due to the powerful effect of religion, China became secluded yet economically developed, Spain became liberal and imperialist, and both of these empires had long-lasting leaders whose benevolent actions were pressured by the religions that governed them. Confucianism and Buddhism significantly developed China’s economy, and turned the country against the concept of imperialism. Firstly, Confucianism strongly emphasized the importance of education. “Confucius projected the ideal of a gentleman, best described by his benevolence and self control, a man always courteous and eager for service and anxious to learn.” (Stearns, p. 41) Since most of China’s population was once affiliated with Confucianism, this compelled much of the country ... ... middle of paper ... ...rint. John Caroll University.
This lack of dissent allowed the four little dragons to have stable governments which were critical to investment and industrialization. The stability of these nations was a direct result of Confucian values being indoctrinated into the population. Confucian placement of the group over the individual and strong belief in filial piety also caused families and local communities to accept social responsibility for members of their community. This safety net that was provided by communities and families allowed the government to limit it's spending on social welfare programs and thus channel more funds into infrastructure and industry. Confucianism also placed an emphasis on self-cultivation which has helped East Asian Countries to have a skilled and ambitious work force.
most of those occupying high positions come from the founding family of Samsung. This nepotistic organizational structure can be attributed to the reactive nature of South Koreans who majorly depend on networking and loyalism to spread their influence and success. While most American technological companies’ structure are based solely on skill and credit, Samsung’s structure is based on both skill and loyalism. The Asian reactive nature has also compelled the company to maintain its South Korean executive team because of the kind of harmony that is associated with their culture. Their lack of desire to begin conflict and their inherent nature to maintain their public face has actually worked well with Samsung in the past.
He was a brilliant man who arguably was most important founder of the mission in terms of conversion techniques. He used mnemonic devices for memory, and cartography to impress the Chinese, thus giving him a way to speak further on religion. Without leaders like Xavier and Ricci, there might not have been men smart enough to penetrate China’s xenophobia and have a solid conversion. The Jesuits learned quickly about China’s fear of outsiders, and tried to incorporate their teachings into the Chinese culture. The biggest example of this is tying their teachings into Confucianism.
A strong sense of filial piety incentivized individuals to perform well on civil service exams. If an individual performed well on a civil service examination, not only would they receive a better individual social status, the entire family would gain honor (Tao). These civil service examinations were one of the first systems of meritocratic government appointments. If a person performed well on the civil service exam,... ... middle of paper ... ...cian values in the Chinese educational system is also empirically supported. The Global Teacher Status Index compiled by the Varkey Gems Foundation conducted a study analyzing teacher’s status and people’s perception of the profession.
The ideals of a true gentleman are what Confucians try to attain while incorporating the five virtues of Jen, Li, Hsiao Ti, Chung-Su and I (Smith 1973, p 66). China has been hugely impacted by Confucianism and will most likely continue to be in the future because of the promising principles. Confucianism created cultural unification and social harmony in China as a philosophy, rather than a religion, and acted as a moral guide to a way of living in Chinese society.
Culture, language values and society itself developed by free choices made by the Korean government. However, China was always ready to step in if Korea seemed to get to powerful or weak. Cummings makes this relationship sound as if everything was all right as long as Korea depended on the aid of China and respected China’s dominance of the region. Japan although at times respected China’s power believed that if Korea would consider themselves equal to China Japan could take the role of the regional superpower. Japan also, at times thought they were superior to both China and Japan and should incorporate them both into the Japanese empire and at times had been fairly successful in dong so.
South Korea did not have any ideas on how to live for them, so the Chinese helped them out by giving them an identity that matched thei... ... middle of paper ... ...e than one way to live in the world and South Korea has shown that by keeping to their original identity given by the Chinese, has also built onto their values so that they have a place in the world. South Korea has learned that all humans are worth something and have value through the influence of the west and that daughters and women in general are just as good as men. The west has influenced South Korea for the better through their customs, ideals on women and men roles as well as given them more sense to their lives as a people. Works Cited http://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/focus/section2/1998/03/cultural-values-and-human-rights-the-korean-perspective.html? http://www.asanet.org/images/members/docs/pdf/special/asr/ASR_65_1_Article_1_Inglehart_Baker.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernization_theory http://www.learnkoreanlanguage.com/Korean-Culture.html
It is extremely popular mainly because it helps them be able to implement policies and norms which are beneficial to the greater masses. In this way, as it is extremely consistent with the ethical beliefs and principles as well as moral values of the western society, utilitarianism has had great popularity in American and Western culture. The people understand and accept the need for doing things that are beneficial not only to them but is also right for the society in general and can help them improve the society. If there is something wrong personally, interpersonally, or socially then it is mainly because of the lack of utilitarianism as well as lack of virtue as there is a loss of jobs due to outsourcing. The conflict, the situation, or the decision can be damaging to people or to the community if utilitarianism is not used.