Confucius XIII 12 More Confucius on YouTube Analect XIII 26 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thR2ibQFp8s Analect XIII 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPX5UnUMZM8 Analect XV 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8i3q5LyiKs Analect XIV 20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgVaz3GiJJY Analect XIII 23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muD0nroApWA Words of 2,400 years ago that still have value today. Confucius (Chinese: 孔夫子; pinyin: K?ng F?z?; Wade-Giles: K'ung-fu-tzu), lit. "Master Kung," September 28, 551 BC - 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. These values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Legalism (法家) or Taoism (道家) during the Han Dynasty (206 BC220 AD). Confucius' thoughts have been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism (儒家). It was introduced to Europe by the Jesuit Matteo Ricci, who was the first to Latinise the name as "Confucius." His teachings may be found in the Analects of Confucius (論語), a collection of "brief aphoristic fragments", which was compiled many years after his death. Modern historians do not believe that any specific documents can be said to have been written by Confucius, but for nearly 2,000 years he was thought to be the editor or author of all the Five Classics such as the Classic of Rites (editor), and the Spring and Autumn Annals (春秋) (author).
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