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Confucius (551–479 BCE) was a Chinese philosopher and politician. His principles of filial piety and the “Golden Rule” have had profound cultural and political impact throughout history, spreading from China around the world.

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Eastern Philosophy - Confucius

This great Chinese philosopher believed in everything we ignore nowadays: tradition, institution, obedience and order. That’s why he matters.

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A Concise Companion to Confucius

A Concise Companion to Confucius offers a succinct introduction to one of East Asia’s most widely revered historical figures, providing essential coverage of his legacy at a manageable length.

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Confucius Comes Home

Confucianism has no priesthood or rites of conversion, and is not generally considered a religion, but new members of China’s middle class regard an interest in philosophy and history as a mark of cultivation and cultural nationalism.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageBy three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

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The Story of the Real Confucius | Confucius | Timeline

Confucius is one of history's most influential men-a sage, philosopher and teacher-who, with Socrates and Buddha, lived at an extraordinary time in the evolution of mankind's civilization. This stunning drama-documentary explores the life and times of Confucius and demystifies his ideas.

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The Analects of Confucius: A Philosophical Translation

Here is a translation of the recorded thoughts and deeds that best remember Confucius—informed for the first time by the manuscript version found at Dingzhou in 1973, a partial text dating to 55 b.c.e. and only made available to the scholarly world in 1997.

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Confucius and the Scholars

East Asian technocrats and modernists in Beijing, among others, are eagerly embracing an updated Confucianism—even as scholars in the West ask some eyebrow-raising questions.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageEverything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

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Who Was Confucius? - Bryan W. Van Norden

Most people recognize his name and know that he is famous for having said something, but considering the long-lasting impact his teachings have had on the world, very few people know who Confucius really was, what he really said and why. Bryan W. Van Norden reveals the man behind the mystery.

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The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics

For more than two thousand years, Confucius has been an inseparable part of China's history. Yet despite this fame, Confucius the man has been elusive.

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