today’s birthday: Confucius (551 BCE)

Confucius (551 BCE)

Positive evidence concerning the life of the Chinese sage Confucius is sparse, and modern scholars base their accounts largely on the Analects, a collection of sayings and conversations apparently recorded by his disciples. Distressed by the constant warfare between the Chinese states and by the venality and tyranny of the rulers, Confucius urged a system of morality and government that would promote peace and stability. According to tradition, he compiled or edited what corpus of books? More… Discuss

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