Confucius II

Lead: After his death in 479 B.C.E., as they scattered throughout China, the disciples of Confucius spread his conversations and teachings recorded in the years soon after his lifetime.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: What we know of Confucius, the brilliant Chinese teacher and scholar, does not come from his own writings but from those his followers and is known as the Analects of Confucius. This is considered perhaps the most influential work on eastern thought and philosophy today. Since parts of the Analects were recorded close to his lifetime, this is considered the most authentic record of the teachings of Confucius. Some recorded traditions about Confucius appeared centuries after his lifetime and are considered mythological.


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