Author Archives: Falisha Finke Sachon Found: 12 Results

Qufu City Posted Jul 18, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

The city of Qufu is located in the southwest region of Shandong Province in China and is steeped in history. The city’s historical import comes primarily from being home to the great Chinese philosopher and sage, Confucius. In fact, the ...

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Buddhism – Bibliography Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

Borchert, Thomas. “Worry for the Dai Nation: Sipsongpann Chinese Modernity, and the Problems of Buddhist Modernism.” Journal of Asian Studies 67.1 (2008): 107-142. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. Ching, Julia. “The Falun Gong: Religious and Political Implications.” ...

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Buddhism – Spiritual Land Rush Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

As a part of “Document No. 19, the post-Mao Chinese central government’s revised policy of religious freedom, many local governments have aided religious organizations in restoring places of worship that were damaged or destroyed during the Cultural Revolution” (Fisher 2). ...

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Buddhism – Introduction Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

The practice of Buddhism in China has existed since the first century C.E. and is now practiced in many ways throughout the country. However, it is important to note that although differences can be found between the four prevailing Buddhist ...

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Confucius – Bibliography Qufu City, Shandong Province Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

Casey, Edward S. Commemoration and Perdurance in the Analects, Books 1 and Philosophy East and West 34. 1984. Philosopher’s Index. EBSCO. Web. 1 Oct. 2009 : 389-400. Web. “The Confucius Family Mansion, temple and woods.” China Today 43.2.  (1994): 35. ...

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Confucius – Confucianism Endurance Qufu City, Shandong Province Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

Confucianism was almost banned by the Chinese leader Chairman Mao during the 1960 Cultural Revolution, but its ability to stay relevant demonstrates the influence the philosopher exerted. It is said that Confucian teachings can be summarized by the statement “the ...

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Confucius – Confucius on Dining Etiquette Qufu City, Shandong Province Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

According to Confucius, eating a meal involved much more than the act of eating. While “the foremost function of eating was physical and mental cultivation,” it also served various social purposes, one such purpose being the “strengthening of kinship and ...

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Confucius – Celebration of Confucius Qufu City, Shandong Province Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

The birthplace of Confucius, present day Shandong Province, is now the primary place where followers and tourists visit to pay their respects to Confucius. The State of Luo is where Confucius was born and died and therefore many individuals travel ...

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Confucius – Confucian Ethics Qufu City, Shandong Province Posted Feb 10, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

Confucian ethics expound the concept of li, balance between good and bad, and this balance is upheld in order to enable the production and continuation of an ethical society. This continuation of an ethical society was centered on the concepts ...

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Confucius – Comparison of Confucianism to Buddhism Qufu City, Shandong Province Posted Feb 10, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

Confucius’s teachings are similar to those of the Buddha because they both encourage their followers to question what they are told in order to learn for oneself. Confucius wants the individual to discover truth, rather than simply be told what ...

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