Toga Night Part 1: Systems of Thought
Research with a partner to answer all of the following questions.
- Who was Confucius?
- When did he live?
- What part of China did he live in?
- What was happening contemporaneously in China preceding, during and after Confucius lived? What was the historical context under which he taught?
- What is the Hundred Schools of Thought era in Chinese history and how did Confucius play a role in it?
- What were Confucius’ primary social teachings? What are the five constant teachings? What is filial piety? What is the role of duty and obedience?
- What were Confucius’ primary political teachings?
- Is Confucianism considered a religion in China?
- How has Confucianism influenced modern day Chinese culture and politics?