Confucius

And the World He Created

This is the story of an enigmatic philosopher, told by philosophy, history, and current affairs.

By Michael Schuman Read by Steven Menasche Biographies & Memoirs / History - Asian / Nonfiction / Philosophy English, Unabridged 12h 48m Sell Sheet
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10 Audio CDs Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016 59.99 47.99 9781520020228 Add to Cart
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Description
							Confucius is perhaps the most important philosopher in history. Today, his teachings shape the daily lives of more than 1.6 billion people. Throughout East Asia, Confucius’s influence can be seen in everything from business practices and family relationships to educational standards and government policies. Even as western ideas from Christianity to Communism have bombarded the region, Confucius’s doctrine has endured as the foundation of East Asian  culture. It is impossible to understand East Asia, journalist Michael Schuman demonstrates, without first engaging with Confucius and his vast legacy.
Reviews

"Part biography, part history, and part analysis of Chinese current affairs, this remarkable book...traces the lasting influence of Confucianism in China, despite enormous political and social changes in Chinese society." - Publishers Weekly

"Lively and well-rounded...A very satisfying account." - Wall Street Journal

"A great read for anyone interested in Confucius, philosophy, or culture in East Asia." - Library Journal