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In part three of Genius of the Ancient World, Bettany investigates the game-changing ideas of Confucius. Confucius is considered the first Chinese thinker to take a systematic, philosophical approach to the social, political and moral challenges of his world. Born in a chaotic, violent age, he believed that harmony could be restored through the example of the sage rulers of history. A great innovator, he commandeered rituals and traditions of the past, to form a compelling philosophical vision. A pioneer in education, he attracted a loyal band of students, and tried to instill his principles of moral excellence and self-cultivation in China's rulers. He died without seeing his goal achieved. But eventually his philosophy became the bedrock of Chinese culture. Drawing on archaeology and expert opinion, Bettany investigates this inspiring figure.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : DCD Media (Firm), [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (58 min., 56 sec.)) : color and sound
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Additional Contributors: DCD Media (Firm)
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