Confucianism Across Chinese History
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In this article, the writer looks at the history of Confucianism. By using texts from three different periods of Chinese history, the writer demonstrates the evolution of Confucianism as it was adapted to serve the changing needs of the Chinese state with which it came to be so identified.
From the Paper:"The philosophical tradition of Confucianism has been so identified with China across millennia of history that popular understanding of the philosophical tradition is frequently obscured by misconceptions. This paper will argue the thesis that while China may be considered "Confucian" since at least the Han Dynasty, many of the fundamental elements of this Confucianism evolved over time and, therefore, it is inaccurate to speak of Confucianism as being "one thing" from the time of the Warring States to the Ming Dynasty."
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