According to tradition, Confucius was born in the state of Lu (present-day Shandong Province) of the noble K'ung clan. His original name was K'ung Ch'iu. His father, commander of a district in Lu, died three years after Confucius was born, leaving the family in poverty, but Confucius nevertheless received a fine education. He was married at the age of 19 and had one son and two daughters. During the four years immediately after his marriage, poverty compelled him to become a sevant for the chief of the district in which he lived.
He was concerned with all the misery in the world, and he hoped that making men noble would bring about a noble world. Confucius’ ideas of being benevolent to one’s fellow man, closely following set rituals, and acting in a manner proper and befitting one’s social class became the state followed ideology during the Han dynasty.1 When studying the religion and philosophy of Confucius, one must have a clear understanding of the books he wrote. The Five Classics were from the period preceding the Warring States Period. They were brought together and edited by the members of Confucius’ original school. Once Confucianism was made China’s official philosophy, a person had to study these five books in order to gain a prized governmental position.
(Expand on what they thought about) Confucius was brought to the world sometime in 551 BCE in the state of Lu. Confucius was born to the name K’ung Ch’iu, and his father died when he was only 3 years old, leaving his family to a life of poverty. Even though poor, Confucius was given a fine education. Then at the age of 19, he married and had a son and two daughters, but after two years of marriage he was stricken with poverty once again. With poverty striking again he was forced into menial labors for the chief of the district in which he lived.
(Patterns 268-297) Confucius was an ancient Chinese teacher and philosopher. He is responsible for many long standing teachings about ethical and moral behavior. Confucius is thought to be born around 551 BCE in China, although there are conflicting ideas regarding his exact birth date and his family. Even though being in politics was his original intention, most of Confucius’ life was spent teaching. The works of Confucius are reportedly interpretations and translations of his teachings written down by others.
Many of the poems recorded the common people’s daily lives, their occupations, joys and sorrows, and their duties in wars, etc., and most of the poems were composed thousand years before Confucius. Chinese poetry is another important form of arts in Chinese culture. As mentioned above, Chinese poetry, calligraphy and painting were usually practiced separately in early Chinese history. However, during the Tang dynasty, common
After he went to school, his grandfather, grandmother and sister died successively in the same year. The death of his relatives had a great influence on his whole life (Nobelprize). He described himself as a boy “without home or family”, from which people could see his feeling of inferiority (Kirjasto). His tragic experience drove him to study Buddhist in order to find peace in his heart. Meanwhile, he found that writing could sort out his confusion about death, which propelled him to become a writer to create an ideal world.
27 or 28, 551 BC, in the state of Lu, now Shantung Province. The Chinese observe his birthday, called Teachers’ Day, on Sept. 28. The father of Confucius was said to have been a member of the nobility, but the K’ung family fell into poverty after his death, when Confucius was just three. In spite of his family’s financial problems, Confucius received a good education in music, arithmetic, calligraphy, and other disciplines. After marrying at age nineteen, he earned a living tending stable animals and keeping accounts for granaries.
During the years, he worked hard as a stockbroker and supported his family. Everything went well until one day when he left a note saying “dinner is ready” and then ran away from his home----he left for the pursuit of his dream, painting, and never came back. There are two published Chinese translations of this work, one was translated by Fu Weici in 1981 (《月亮和六便士》), and the other was translated by Chen Yixuan and published recently in 2013 (《月亮与六便士》). In the recently translated version, a large number of Chinese four-chara... ... middle of paper ... ...nese four-character idioms will lead to contradiction in meaning and even misunderstanding of the translation. In a word, owing to the great advantages such as compactness and vividness, the using of four-character idioms in English to Chinese translation should always be recommended in appropriate situations.
I was fortunate to go through the Museum of the Revolution, as well as the Museum of Natural History. Dad informed me that a former politician by the name of Hu Yao-bang was dying because he was really ill and that if he died, there would be a big student demonstration in Tian An Men Square. April 15th I woke and I looked out the window, Beijing was abandoned, absolutely no one around. Then I found a note on the kitchen bench from my dad saying that Hu Yao-bang had died.
As one of the greatest founding novels of Taoism, Book of Chuang Tzu serves to strengthen Lao Tzu 's arguments in Tao Te Ching and lays the foundation for Taoism 's place in Chinese philosophy. Because Confucianism and Taoism are two competing philosophy schools that share more outstanding differences than similarities, the followers of both schools often refute and evaluate the ideals of the opposite school. However, the constant appearance of Confucius as the main character in more than twenty chapters in Book of Chuang Tzu not only surprises the readers, but also calls for deep analysis of the roles played Confucius in order to understand the true meaning of this ancient literature. While Chuang Tzu criticizes many of the Confucian ideas