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Confucian primers in dynastic China : tracing ethical molding to earliest times

Fang, Xiangshu 2010, Confucian primers in dynastic China : tracing ethical molding to earliest times, Lambert Academic Publishing, [Saarbr├╝cken, Germany].

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Title Confucian primers in dynastic China : tracing ethical molding to earliest times
Author(s) Fang, Xiangshu
Publication date 2010
Total pages 280 p.
Publisher Lambert Academic Publishing
Place of Publication [Saarbr├╝cken, Germany]
Summary Confucianism served the dynastic rulers of China well in their control of the education system as part of maintaining their reign for over 2,000 years, yet very little academic literature exists in the West on this important topic. This book examines the key ideological concepts of the canonized Confucian texts, accumulated from the 4th century BC onward, in the search of understanding the traditions of Chinese society, which appear to have always emphasized hierarchical relationships, harmony and stability rather than individualism, innovation, equity and fairness. By analyzing the ethical contents in Confucian primers produced in dynastic China, this study should help shed some light on how generations of Chinese children were cultivated to value passivity, submissiveness, acceptance of fate and maintenance of the status quo. This book provides a comprehensive resource for both undergraduates and specialists of comparative education. It will also be useful to China scholars or anyone else who shares an interest in Chinese history and philosophy.
ISBN 9783843369367
Language eng
Field of Research 200517 Literature in Chinese
209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950202 Languages and Literacy
HERDC Research category A2 Authored - other
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