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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
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Confucius ( kən-FEW-shəs; 551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. ... More