What are the most important elements of Confucian thought as seen in this selection? How do Confucius’s teachings fit in with Chinese beliefs we have already examined

What are the most important elements of Confucian thought as seen in this selection? How do Confucius’s teachings fit in with Chinese beliefs we have already examined

1. Review each of the Chinese dynasties discussed in this chapter, identifying one which will be the focus of your discussion .  In your opinion, which one made the most significant contributions to the development of China?  Choose ONE dynasty and support your position.

2. What are the most important elements of Confucian thought as seen in this selection? How do Confucius’s teachings fit in with Chinese beliefs we have already examined? Do his views on the family reflect the rest of his thought?

3. Read Opposing Viewpoints: A Debate on Good and Evil, on pg 68.   In your opinion, which of the arguments proposed by one these Confucian thinkers advance to support his point of view about the essential elements of human nature (is more persuasive).  Explain why.

In order to earn the full credit points for this assignment, students must discuss at least one question, and must respond to a fellow student’s posting:

· Directly and completely respond to the question that you select. Clearly and accurately explain your answer based on factual information contained in the readings. Make sure that all statements are supported with facts from the readings. (80 points)