Who was Confucius? - Bryan W. Van Norden
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Most people recognize his name and know that he is famous for having said something, but considering the long-lasting impact his teachings have had on the world, very few people know who Confucius really was, what he really said... and why. Bryan W. Van Norden reveals the man behind the mystery.
Lesson by Bryan W. Van Norden, animation by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat.
Tags: TED, TED-Ed, TED Education, TEDx, Confucius, China, Chinese philosophy, Philosophy, 6th century BCE, Wisdom, Ancient texts, Literature, History, Ritual, The Analects, Bryan Van Norden, Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat