Pros And Cons Of Confucianism

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Confucianism is an ethical and philosophical system, on occasion described as a religion, developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius .It has a monumental impact upon the life, social structure, and political philosophy of China for more than 2500 years. Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; 551–479 BC)[1] was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

My view on Confucianism
Positive side
There are five constant virtues in Confucianism: benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and fidelity, as specified in the feudal ethical code. I think this is the ancient wisdom which can be adopted as the rule of behavior both in ancient and modern world. I know these five
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So in my opinion, some of the idea make some negative effect or lead to the wrong direction, fortunately many people realize that even if it is the great people, he is not right all the time. For example, there are three cardinal guides in Confucianism: ruler guides subjects, father guides son and husband guides wife. This strict sense of hierarchy to a certain extent works in the ancient China’s society but in today’s modern world we initiate that everyone is equal instead of having a strong idea of ranking. The second example is that in Confucianism, there is a value called ‘‘Male chauvinism” and Confucius had said: “Girls and inferior men are hard to get along with. If you get familiar with them, they lose their humility; if you are distant, they resent it.”(In Chinese子曰:“唯女子与小人难养也。近之则不逊,远之则怨。”)I think when this sentence is translated into English cannot completely express its meaning ,but it means that man are more honorable than woman and woman are looked down on. At that time, women’s desires are oppressed and always follow their husband even if they are not willing to .I don’t agree with this value no matter it is adopted in the past or in nowadays think man and woman are equal, they should have the same rights and share the same resources, and this help build the harmony and stable

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