Confucius: Great Teacher of China

Confucius: Great Teacher of China

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Lee and Low February 2018 (Originally published 2015)
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  • Character-Building Curriculum
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Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE), revered ancient Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher, is known the world over. He grew up during a time of great suffering and warfare in China, and as a young boy, he loved books and learning.

As a young man, he was troubled by the chaotic state of society. Confucius believed the whole structure of society must change, and that government reform was needed. He devoted his life to these causes. He taught the value of compassion and tradition.

He taught morals, how to behave properly, the right and wrong way of being. He believed leaders needed to exercise self-discipline. They should be respectful, tolerant, trustworthy, and generous. In doing so, they would lead by positive example. Confucius is one of the most influential thinkers in history, and his teachings, collectively known as Confucianism, have transcended the ages. His ideas continue to influence democratic ideals and serve as a guide to a moral and responsible life. --from the publisher

56 pages 978-1620141939 Ages 7-12

************ His sayings are repeated throughout the world. His teachings set the course of Chinese society for 2,500 years. But Confucius remains merely a name to many readers, rather than the central figure of world history that he deserves to be. Now award-winning author-illustrator Demi illuminates his life and influence in this elegant biography that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Confucius loved books and learning, but he grew up during a time of great suffering and warfare in China. Troubled by the chaos he saw all around him, he devoted his life to reforming his society and government, with ideas about education and leadership that still resonate today. He encouraged everyone -- especially rulers -- to live moral lives, emphasizing the value of tradition and compassion. And five hundred years before Jesus set forth his Golden Rule, Confucius declared his Golden Mean: "Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."--from the publisher

56 pages     978-1620141939     Ages  7-12

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