Confucianisms Influence. Confucius is Chinas most famous and influential political philosopher and teacher.

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Jiayue Wang


GenEd 110

Jan. 21, 2010

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       Culture is a term which has a very complex definition. For each individual, culture has its own interpretation. In my point of view, culture is a reflection of human life, activity and history. It is a supporting framework that helps people understand the nature and think about their own. Culture includes some ideas and theories which can help people to identify and follow the ethics, morality and order. And it is also a guideline gives people ways of living and the meaning of survival. Ideas and theories are the soul of culture. Any kind of culture contains idea and theory, or it could not exist.

       In social life, people developed a common understanding of concepts and ideas followed certain rules, norms and orders. And this is what we called culture. Culture is the human population as a whole ways of life and life processes. The main components are symbols, values, and social norms. Symbol is something that can deliver information on a sign. It represents certain information or meaning in daily life. The existence of culture depends on human creativity, and the ability to use symbols. Values is that people judge things in everyday life and behavior standards, determine the distinction between right and wrong behaviors. Social norm is a guide to action under a specific environment, which influences people’s psychology, ways of thinking and values in action.

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       Talking about Chinese culture, I have to mention Confucius, the absolutely spirit leader of China. He is not only the Chinese culture’s wise sage, but also his Analects of Confucius is considered as Chinese culture’s bible. Confucius is China’s most famous and influential political philosopher and teacher. “He taught the importance of behaving correctly to achieve moral power and believed that rulers should concern themselves with the well-being of their people” (Nosotro, Confucius). Yet his life and teaching would affect the social and political fabric of the Asian world for centuries to come.

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