"Three Character Classic" Book Review by chief

"Three Character Classic"
This paper looks at the work "Sanzi jing," or the "Three Character Classic," a Chinese book of Confucian beliefs.
# 25403 | 1,391 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 28, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (Asia) , Literature (Poetry) , Religion and Theology (Eastern) , Ethics (General)

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The paper explores the popularity of this book that is required reading for all Chinese students. The writer notes that the Chinese place a great deal of significance in the message that is delivered, one that emphasizes education, hierarchy, filial piety and fraternal love. The paper looks into and analyzes the writing that has deep roots in Confucian beliefs and is supported by the principles of Mencius.

From the Paper:

"The next theme that is emphasized by the Sanzi jing is the idea of fraternal love, which is used as a term that is all encompassing. The broad spectrum of possibilities allows for great versatility in its definition and application. The author makes reference too not only ones parents and family but also to peers, teachers, superior, and sovereign. It is a belief that again has been preached by Confucius and his many followers who advocated social unity and individual harmony. They perceived that only through coherence could stability flourish, where a lack of social tension kept rebellious attitudes outside of China's borders. Yet, the sovereign is mentioned which gave a hint of Legalist influence."

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