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Homework C-5 due Thursday First Draft Thesis Statement and Annotated Bibliography due Monday:  Make sure you have at least five sources in your bibliography.

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1 Homework C-5 due Thursday First Draft Thesis Statement and Annotated Bibliography due Monday:  Make sure you have at least five sources in your bibliography (mix of books and databases)  Make sure the sources are in alphabetical order  Make sure to have a paragraph for each source explaining how you are going to use it to support your thesis statement.

2 Aim: How did the philosophy of Confucius promote stability and order in ancient China? November 12, 2013

3 I. During the Era of Warring States Confucius is born (551 B.C B.C.) From a lower noble family. What was his childhood like? Becomes a scholar and teacher Tries to become an advisor to government officials so he can spread his teachings, but is usually turned away. Goal: A Peaceful, Harmonious Society

4 II. Three Groups Contribute to Achieving a Peaceful, Harmonious Society A. Role of the Individual: “Cultivate your personal life” 1. Try to become a better person and improve your mind through education. The most powerful and respected people in society and government should be the hardest-working and most educated. 2. Confucius believed that people who acted properly and achieved an education could reform society. What are some reforms Confucius would have believed in?

5 II. Three Groups Contribute to Achieving a Peaceful, Harmonious Society B. Role of the Family 1. If you have order within the family by following “The Five Constant Relationships” and showing filial piety (respect of sons and daughters towards their parents and elders), order in society and government will follow. Ruler and Subject Husband and Wife Parent and Child Older and Younger Sibling Peer and Peer

6 II. Three Groups Contribute to Achieving a Peaceful, Harmonious Society C. Role of the Ruler → “The Superior Man” 1. Serves as a role model/good example to his subjects. He is a “father” to his people. 2. He is expected to demonstrate two major traits: a. Duty b. Humanity Can you think of any leaders in American/world history who live up to the idea of the “superior man” (or woman)?

7 III. Impact of Confucianism After his death, Confucius’ disciples wrote his sayings in “The Analects”  Sacred Text During the later Han dynasty, appointments to government positions became based on knowledge of Confucian ideas. It influenced social life, government and education for over 2000 years.


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