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Confucius in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 7, 2011

From Here:

The gist of Confucianism, the orthodoxy of the traditional Chinese state, is the notion that human society expresses itself through a finite number of hierarchical relationships. The type of relationship in question imposed certain duties on, and granted certain rights to, respective individuals in such relationships. These pre-determined relationships were reciprocal, if not mutual.That properly defined relationships result in desired behavior on the part of both the individual and society is the essence of Confucianism.176

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