Confucian Essays

  • Confucian Filial Obligation Essay

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    The Confucian Filial Obligation and Care for Aged Parents ABSTRACT: Some moral philosophers in the West (e.g., Norman Daniels and Jane English) hold that adult children have no more moral obligation to support their elderly parents than does any other person in the society, no matter how much sacrifice their parents made for them or what misery their parents are presently suffering. This is because children do not ask to be brought into the world or to be adopted. Therefore, there is a "basic

  • Confucian Values And Japans Industrialization

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    Confucian Values and Japan's Industrialization Many factors helped aid in the dynamic growth that occurred in Japan and the four little dragons during the post-World War 2 period. Some of these factors were situational factors unique to the time but some of the factors were cultural. The legacy of Confucianism in Japan and the four little dragons helped to further the goals of industrialization that these nations had. The traditions of Confucianism provided for Japan and the four little dragons

  • chinese religous and ethical systems

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    that sacrifice should be made to Confucius and this began a process that was to make Confucian philosophy into the foundation of the Chinese political order. Confucius himself had only accepted the legitimacy of sacrifice to one's own ancestors, but from now on an official Confucian cult emerged, with its own temples. It gradually became linked with the state cult of the Emperor. From the fifth century AD Confucian orthodoxy retreated before the popularity of Buddhism and Daoism. But a renaissance

  • Confucianism and the west

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    abundantly clear that China would be a largely Confucian-based society. Confucianism is a major system of thought in China. Developed from the teachings of Confucius and his disciples, their ideals centered on concern with the principles of good conduct, practical wisdom, and proper social relationships. Confucianism has influenced the Chinese attitude toward life, and set the patterns of living and standards of social value. The keynote of Confucian ethics is jen, variously translated as "love,"

  • Confucius on Humanity

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    Confucius on Humanity ABSTRACT: The basic conception of Confucius' philosophy is ren, i.e., humanity, while humanity is at the same time the leitmotiv of our epoch. This accounts for why the Confucian idea is close to contemporary readers and why his teaching principles and methods has maintained vitality throughout history. Confucius explained humanity as 'to love the people,' or 'to love the masses extensively.' This led him to provide equal opportunities in education and to carry out teaching

  • The Old Badger

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    fundamental policy. Finally, Ieyasu’s writings promoted his remaining principles of government through four general themes: Confucian ideals; the roles of benevolence, compassion, and personal conduct in government; the Tokugawan structure of the vassalage; and the Tokugawan cautions on the overt use of the military (72). Ieyasu focused the first of his principles on the effects of Confucian theories and their relation to the Chinese government. He felt that a good leader’s go... ... middle of paper .

  • Chinese Shih Poetry And Philosophy

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    One of the first great Chinese poets to write of Confucianism was T’ao Ch’ien. T’ao Ch’ien’s poem Substance, Shadow, and Spirit shows a comparison between Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and the views on life and death of each. A clear example of Confucian beliefs can be taken from this poem. He states, "Let us strive and labor while yet we may / To do some deed that men will praise." This clearly demonstrates the fact that Confucianists do not believe in reincarnation. Also, in his Poem on Returning

  • Chen Rong's The Nine Dragons

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    disapproved of the painting media of their professional contemporaries, opting to use black ink on paper, as opposed to the otherwise popular color on silk. The simplicity, of plain black over the simple backdrop of widely available paper, appealed to the Confucian and Daoist Scholars. As such, Chen Rong painted his Nine Dragons on a large paper scroll with black ink. (Little) Another common practice amongst Daoist scholars was the use of alcohol and other mood-altering substances, and often painting and

  • Confucianism And Raise The Red

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    Confucianism. For a long time, Confucian was accepted as the idea that a healthy society depended on a solid traditional family. Confucius himself, for example, called for people to put principle above selfish desires. People supported hierarchy. The rulers moral example would inspire the people to live good lives. But one begins to detect a new theme emerging in society especially amongst the Chinese reformers: the theme of individualism oppose to familialism. Today, would the Confucian family be more and more

  • Confucianism

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    for it’s people. The religion was founded by Confucian himself, he lived from 551 B.C.E. to approximately 479 B.C.E.. He was just a man with an opinion. His opinion sprung from his unhappiness with society and the fall it had taken from what it had been. It had changed to an empire where values were ignored, and the past was just that, the past. He foresaw a proud China with values restored, and humility made once again important. Confucian’s main ideas were to adapt the good things from

  • Confucianism

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    Confucianism Confucianism is a system of thought based on the teachings of a Chinese man named Kung Fuzi. Which is latinaized as Confucius, he lived from 551 to 479 b.c.e. Confucius claimed that he was not original and neither were his teachings, but believed himself to be a “creative transmitter of wisdom from the past”. He created a moral code on based on ethics, humanity and love. Confucius philosophies emphasize the ideals of order and harmony. With the idea that people should live

  • Chinese Culture

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    greater than ever. Many wars and unhappinesses were happening during this period. Although, the time has passed, the histories and the civilizations have not passed. These family virtues, serious, working attitudes, sense of justice and the great Confucian tradition have been deeply assimilated into the Chinese people. Some Chinese traditions are different from North American’s. The Chinese culture has many special characteristics which are very interesting for people to learn. The family life is

  • Queen Sondok

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    threats. During this period, women already had a certain degree of influence as advisers, queen dowagers, and regents. Throughout the kingdom, women were heads of families since matrilineal lines of descent existed alongside patrilineal lines. The Confucian model, which placed women in a subordinate position within the family, was not to have a major impact in Korea until the fifteenth century and most of people throughout the kingdom believed in Buddhism, Daoism, and Shamanism (6). During the Silla

  • The Confucian Ethics

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    Confucianism is a system of ethics and philosophy developed by Confucius and his disciples. For two millenniums, the Chinese people emphasized Confucian ethics as the superior source of inspiration for human interaction at all levels between individual, subject and ruler. His philosophy was predominant in the heart of Chinese education, governance and moral ethics. Confucianism established the moral standard and ethical ideals in East Asia by creating the fundamental structure of virtue. As a result

  • organizational behavior

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    strong money ethic believe that money is not evil; that it is a symbol of achievement, respect, and power; and it should be budgeted carefully. 4.     Cultural values seem to influence attitudes toward money and a money ethic. a.     People with Confucian work values are more likely to carefully budget their money but are also more likely to spend it. b.     People in countries with a long-term orientation give money a high priority in their lives. c.     Scandinavians, Australians, ad New Zealanders

  • Confucian Ecological Horizons

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    The Concept of Ren and Confucian Ecological Horizons The present comes from the past and the two must always be in step. Our activities shape the future of our planet. The earth as we know it today is facing an unprecedented ecological crisis. Its cause is the relentlessly increasing exploitation of the planet’s available resources to make up for the demands of the economy. It has become apparent that these environmental problems are predominantly the repercussions of human activities vis-à-vis nonhuman

  • A Critique of Confucian Morality

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    A Critique of Confucian Morality For many centuries, Confucianism has been widely revered by the Chinese for its emphasis on morality. Confucius, who lived from 551 to 479 BCE, is different to most philosophers in that he showed no interest questioning his existence, the possibility of a God, or the reality that he seemed to live in; instead he focused on the human relations side of philosophy as it was his belief that people should “give (themselves) earnestly to the duties due to men … (and)

  • Human Rights in a Confucian Society

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    the core values of Confucianism and human rights are conceptually incompatible, so that human rights cannot be found in a Confucian society. The essay will first discuss the core values of human rights and Confucianism, and then the justification and facilitation of human rights by Confucian ideas will be explored. Lastly, it will explain that human rights can exist in a Confucian society. II. Human rights and their underlying principles Human rights are regarded as the keystone of modernity. There

  • Japanese Confucian Beliefs Summary

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    To understand how Confucian ideals were used by Japanese leaders to promote economic prosperity, one must first understand the Confucian ideals embedded in Japanese society at the time. During the Meiji period—which marks the beginning of modern Japan for many historians—many people viewed social norms as Japanese values despite the fact that they were Confucian values rooted in Japanese society. One of the most remarkable examples occurred when the Confucian value of bushido was drawn upon by Japanese

  • Confucian Feminism And Care Ethics

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    Confucian Feminism & Care Ethics In Li’s text, Ren is divided into two aspects: the ren of affection and the ren of virtue. Li focuses on the similarities between ren of affection and the “caring” of care ethics (177). Daniel Star in his critique of Li’s writing focuses his attention on the ren of virtue, citing it as the foundation of Confucian ethics (78). According to Star, care ethics and Confucianism require two very distinctive modes of moral thinking (81). For Confucianism the mode of thinking