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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Confucius Narrator: Jim Robert Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived from 551 BC - 479 BC. Although he is usually listed as the author of The Analects ( wise sayings ), it was actually a group of his followers, years after his death, who wrote down his words and descriptions of his daily life. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized morality, the proprieties - correctness of social relationships - as well as justice and sincerity. A major goal of his conversations was to get his disciples to think deeply for themselves by relentless study of the world. Confucius' values gained prominence in China over all other doctrines and, in time, his thoughts were developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism. It is difficult for people outside China to realize just how great an influence Confucius has had on Chinese thought. To his day, even in Communist China, there are temples to Confucius in almost every city and every year spectacular memorial ceremonies are held honoring Confucius and his philosophy.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rob | 6/16/2011

    " What does Confucius really say? Fairly short read giving his collected wisdom. Interesting, but not earth shaking "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leitchaj | 4/24/2011

    " Different than I thought it would be. Listen to your parents and such. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Danny | 3/29/2011

    " Not what I was expecting. A couple of good quotes here and there, but overall not easy to follow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Donna | 2/26/2011

    " Ugh - didn't like this one at all. It started out okay - almost felt like I was reading the Book of Proverbs from the Bible. But it became very choppy, and disjointed. It was hard for me to really pick themes out of this book. I was glad it was a relatively short book. "

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