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2. The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius

2. The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0002
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chapter
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9780195398915
‘The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius’ explains that a moral vanguard of individuals is called for by Confucius and his followers. These individuals move others ... More
3. Government in Confucian teachings

3. Government in Confucian teachings  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398915
‘Government in Confucian teachings’ describes Confucius' teachings on the ideal ruler and the process of government. A good ruler is a superior man (junzi) who must model the morality he ... More
1. Confucius (551–479 bce) and his legacy: An introduction

1. Confucius (551–479 bce) and his legacy: An introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398915
Confucius lived in a period of the Zhou dynasty when China had splintered into small, independent, warring states ruled over by feudal lords whose authority was maintained not through ... More
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195398915
To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century bce, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, ... More

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