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"confucius" Discussed on The Philosopher's Zone
"Be good citizens to obey the government. We need a unit of harmony, but it's really hard to hear the highlights of the other diamonds confusing Esotique. On our in your in the philosophy signed with me David Rutledge and this is part two of philosophy in a nutshell where we're looking at APHORISMS and short sayings. This week I'm talking about the ethics and political philosophy of Confucius with been song who's assistant professor of.
"Welcome to bedtime history. Have you heard of a country called China one point four billion people in China more people than any other country in the world around nineteen percent of the world has Chinese, which means around one in five people. The Chinese have very interesting history which goes back thousands of years there civilizations were vast and powerful and the invented many useful things tonight. We're going to learn about the Han dynasty which ruled China for over four hundred, years. China located in the East which is across the Pacific Ocean, from the United States than below Russia and above India. Like many civilizations changed over the years as emperors replaced other emperors. An emperor is the same thing as king in China. Gals who was the first emperor of the Han Dynasty in two hundred BC? He formed the new capital of CIANCI along the way river. His first move was to replace smaller kings over the different regions with his own relatives, which he I thought was a good idea, but these relatives ended up being just as difficult, often trying to take over his role as emperor. With gals Zoos Emperor Confucianism, became the main philosophy in China, it started with a man named Confucius. Who wrote about how people should treat each other and behave? He wrote the people should be honest and trustworthy. They should be loyal to their leaders. Parents and parents should love their children and children should love their parents. A follower named Fu Shang had saved the books of Confucius and under Emperor Gal Zoo universities were established Oliver China to share his teachings. Before. Long thirty thousand students were studying Confucianism. For many years, the Chinese people worship their ancestors. The emperor worshipped his ancestors to and he and most families made ritual sacrifices to them and to other spirits. Taoism was another religion practice during the Han Dynasty, and during this time Buddhism was also introduced to China. For every civilization trade is an important way for people to get things they need. In one, thirty, eight BC, a man named John Chen was sent by the emperor to explore the West. On the way most of his party was captured, but junction continued on until reaching Afghanistan. There he discovered goods. The Chinese would find useful like horses and Golden Silver and could be traded for junction, hurried back to the emperor and told him about the trade route soon. Many Chinese were moving along this trade route, connecting the east and the West. Some of the main goods China traded to the countries in the West where t perfumes, precious stones and silk. For this reason, it became known as the Silk Road and was used for hundreds of years afterward for trade between the east and the West. The, people of the Han Dynasty were also known for their beautiful artwork. We know this. Because many of the tombs were decorated with paintings and pottery and carved stones for example, the Tomb of the Wu family had three thousand figures carved from silver bronze jade. The, Han Dynasty also known for its invention of paper. The Chinese people took items like bamboo rags, fish, nuts and tree bark impounded them down, and then mix them with water next they spread it out flat and let it dry. This new invention quickly spread the empire. Another important invention was writing during the Han Dynasty. Someone wrote the first Chinese Dictionary and historians began recording the history of the Chinese people. Which is why we know so much about them today. Like all great dynasties, gals, uis ended when someone more cunning and powerful took over. Wing became the next temper and broke with many of the old dynasties traditions and called his new dynasty. The first thing he did was took the farms for many of the wealthy families, and gave them back to the peasants, the poor people. This angered many of the smaller kings, and before long a new emperor lay shoe controlled the Han Dynasty. At this time, the dynasty was mostly controlled by young teenage boys who are power hungry and always trying to get the best of each other, which only lead to more trouble in the palace. Before long the next person wanting to be emperor raised an army, and conquered the palace, leading to the end of the Han Dynasty. But incredibly at four hundred years, this dynasty was the longest lasting of all dynasties in the history of China, and also set the standard for future dynasties which sought to emulate its success today. China's one of the largest countries and seeing much growth and has its history to thank for it.
"confucius" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Confucius is said to have said one picture is worth a thousand words ha ha ha anybody remembers about Confucius not what he looked alike but what he said as a boy I fell in love with words and ran away from home and joined the radio it really was something close your eyes and see it still is advertisers in the United States this year will spend two hundred and forty nine point three billion dollars and by the way that's five percent more than last year telling us all of the good things real and imagined about their respective products into their shame that with noisy distressing depressing news hour after hour day in and day out by our emphasis on all of the bad things crime inflation and pollution and floods and fires and discord and discontent by our persistent preoccupation with negatives we tend to undersell ourselves and our children on a way of life which in fact is the envy of the rest of the world and that repetition is effective I tell you repetition is effective reputation is effective Bob Barker as a game show contestant for five hundred dollars name two famous brothers who made it possible for men to fly without a moment's hesitation the contestant replied Ernest and Julio Jennifer take care care of the treasury but don't get accustomed to having a review in my Chicago home I'm going to place out where I can see it every day at three thirty that is the other three thirty that's when I arrived to wash and dress and eat and drink and look at things and talking thinking only god knows why but I'm gonna look at this moment rediscover whatever resolve it takes to keep on keeping on this is still just doesn't seem logical to me that a fella can be honored for doing everyday what do you most want to be doing everyday the does not seem logical but that has killed more per Karlsson always used to say if life were a logical it's men who would ride sidesaddle the first time in a long professional lifetime the first time that I ever missed even one broadcast for health reasons was two years ago and sentenced to silence I had to confront the possibility that I would not be back maybe not be back on the air ever I was not ready for that there were a few more footprints I hope to leave behind for my colleagues especially for the very young ones I guess I imagine that the journalists in the bullpen more not quite warmed up yet and somebody had to be around to keep reminding them that tomorrow all raise has been better than today and it still will be but they have plenty of time to enter now with the rusty pipes renewed and a reminder like this to re inspire me I I just might repeat something that I told al Peterson three years ago I have made up my mind to go on forever good day proving that journalism is safe for my efforts are just discovered thank you producer Ben that the Paul Harvey rest of the story on Bob Suraj morning show does not start tomorrow that's right it starts next Monday Monday the twenty seventh yeah I read the memo but not what was attached to it so we'll get back to someone who knows what they're really talking about Paul Harvey and moments right here on WGN radio.
An In-Depth Look At Coronavirus Around The World
"Hello and welcome to the news room for the BBC world service with me tonight jail could India become the next coronavirus hot spot that's the question preying on the minds of many in this nation of more than one billion people so far only about three hundred or so people have been found to have contracted the disease given how rapidly it spreads and India's widespread poverty overcrowding and unsanitary conditions in some places the fit is that the disease may already be circulating undetected so a few hours ago the government launched a curfew as part of its efforts to fight the pandemic will joining me from Daddy's all correspondence about Ahmed answered that tell us more about this curfew most intended to achieve well on Thursday in a televised address to the nation and the prime minister announced this unprecedented step in order to combat the menace of coronavirus there are several measures in place and creating social distancing and the prime minister came up with this idea that everybody will undoubtedly should stay indoors on Sunday from seven in the morning until nine in the evening at five PM they should all come out of their balconies are windows and stand there and ring bells and and and you know that in and in support of the emergency services staff so this is being seen as a step to prepare people for in case the virus spreads across the country then they should be ready for it and so far only about three hundred or so cases have been detected one of the numbers so low that is the question as you said everybody has been asking here in India as well and I have spoken to a health services people and a last week and they told me that the tests are being conducted only on people who have developed this and symptoms of colitis but they haven't been abroad and they have been abroad only those people are being tested and if you have a developed the sentence but you haven't been outside of India then you and your being turned away by the hospitals so this is designed the the the testing India have been designed to keep the number low as some people are saying so and what this could also be because the number of a death sentence he's only seventy in the country so they are now working on increasing the number two hundred and twenty so once the test centers include the number increases then the number of tests will also increase and people fear then the number will dramatically add rice in the country as we have just witnessed since Friday the number has really shocked and everything how western nations with advanced healthcare systems are struggling to deal with a corona virus outbreaks how well prepared is India to deal with this disease well the Indian state governments as well as the federal government have been trying their best we just heard last night that the northern state of Rajasthan has now announced a complete lockdown from today until the thirty first of March and the goal of the international flights have been canceled so measures are being taken but we have a very fat franchise has service there are fewer beds in you know this will definitely be a big strain if the number increases the strain and daisy Beth thank you very much for that no country has been hit harder by the crew corona virus outbreaks in Italy is already overtaking China as the nation with the most deaths until Saturday so another massive jump in casualties nearly eight hundred people dead in the space of just twenty four hours this despite president it nation wide lockdown of nearly two weeks and heroic efforts by medical staff struggling to deal with tens of thousands of infected people now with this latest desperate attempt to try to halt the epidemic the government has ordered that all nonessential businesses must close in a late night TV address prime minister Decepticon today said Italy was facing its most difficult crisis since the second World War it was a journey to recieve me several get my dear me slash cicconi Majedie over these difficult days way coming across in a seasonal use that data to leave an everlasting in a member of the citizens deaths represent a pain with these new every day these Dennis number those who we grieve also in the same position already will it give you a general social persona he's only he's with ministry gesture of on what more to be learned from is to contest television address well another day another grim record broken in a city seven hundred ninety three people died have died in twenty four hours which is not only the world's highest number in a day since the pandemic began but it's also up more than a quarter on Fridays number of fatalities these figures are alarming to say the least on average one current of ours patient is dying in a city every two minutes the average age of the victims is seventy eight point five now we had just then prime minister Giuseppe Kansei discussing the emotional impact this crisis will be having on the Italian people but he's also announced all nonessential businesses in the country must close until at least the third of April he said it was slowing down the country's production engine since June and the last school spin soon it the decision taken by the government is to close down all productive activities throughout the territory that's not strictly necessary crucial and indispensable to guarantee us essential goods and services we will ensure home the central public services such as transport measures taken so far as I've already said it will take time off when they share their faith we must continue to modify the rules with patients with responsibility with confidence that Confucius and she won the worst affected region is nobody and more is being done to help it yes low but nobody's been in lock down after two weeks the government have take to see results the first the reality is far from it the total deaths in on the account for around two said civil facilities in the country and the region is in dire need of more doctors and nurses hospitals are becoming overwhelmed by the number of new patients and staff for a really out the elements that are in an emergency appeal has helped to recruit thousands from across the country and now as we speak an award winning group of a fifty Cuban medics who specialize in dealing with disaster zones and academics are on their way to them today one of them is Cristiano Dias and he was asked if he was afraid Hilton Anatole but I am not that Adams had fifteen PM yet we're all afraid but there is a revolutionary work to do fear can be controlled and puts to one side whoever says that he isn't afraid he's a superhero and we're not superheroes we are revolutionary DOCSIS so on Saturday the region's president Attilio Fontana announced these new stringent measures to stop people leaving their homes and interacting he said if you're courting groups and not practicing social distancing measures you could be fined with the five thousand dollars as a ban on outdoor exercise even individually about on using food and drink vending machines work on most construction sites we stopped apart from those working on hospitals roads and railways what about Spain the second worst affected country in Europe well Spain is really suffering it's one week into a state of emergency the number of deaths in the country on Saturday increased by a third from the previous day the total number for Tennessee stands at more than thirteen hundred and six hundred twenty eight of those are in the capital Madrid Spanish prime minister Petrus Sanchez's warns that the worst is yet to come it is clear that the country faces very difficult days ahead Sharon thank you very much for
Education Department Probes Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding
"The US Department of Education announced late yesterday that it is investigating two elite. Us Universities Yale and Harvard. The government says the schools failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts. Npr Education correspondent. Returner is following this and joins us in Studio Corey. Rachel all right tells more what exactly is the education department saying. Harvard and Yale did wrong. Well it's saying. They violated a part of the higher education. Act specifically section one seventeen and it says colleges and universities have to report to the US government any contracts or gifts from foreign sources. If they're worth more than a quarter of a million dollars in the case of Yale the department says the school failed to report at least three hundred and seventy five million dollars in foreign gifts and contracts and chose not to report any gifts apparently over the last four years the department says it is also concerned. Harvard hasn't fully disclosed all foreign gifts or contracts and is this really just limited to Harvard and Yale not even close We should say both schools Harvard and Yale confirmed NPR. They have received These notices investigation. They are preparing to respond but the government has already been looking into other schools including Georgetown. Texas AM CORNELL RUTGERS MIT Maryland. This is a widespread problem. The department says since July of last year it's enforcement efforts have triggered the reporting of about six and a half billion dollars in previously undisclosed foreign money. Okay so corey explain what? The trump administration is really worried about here. Yeah a few things. Espionage certainly wants to protect US intellectual property and Research. It also wants to make sure. Foreign governments aren't exercising. You know undue influence It's chief concern here seems to be China remember. It was just a week or so ago. That the chair of Harvard's chemistry department was arrested for allegedly lying to Defense Department investigators about lucrative research contracts. He may have had with the Chinese government. And I should also say Rachel. There was a Senate investigation last year that found nearly two thirds of US schools that received more than that quarter of a million dollar threshold from what it calls a propaganda arm of the Chinese government actually failed then properly report it. So as a result basically the Senate brought the hammer down on the department for non enforcing the law and so now. Ed is bringing the hammer down on schools. So where's the line though? Corey explained the line between gifts that then opened the door to espionage and gifts. That are just gift something less than furious. I think the challenge here is that line is not even remotely clear There's just a lot of gray area. One example is is a central focus of that Senate investigation from last year. They looked into what are called these Confucius institutes that are on dozens of us. College campuses and They're funded essentially by the Chinese government and they're meant to promote Chinese language and culture and they're essentially a a really powerful expression of of China's soft power here But it also clearly made Senate. Investigators really nervous right so so. What are the schools saying? I mean? Are they defending this? Well you know what no one denies that this is a problem that they need to disclose this stuff They told me though. You know one reason. There's such a need for this. Money is because state funding for higher. Ed really hasn't fully rebounded since the great recession I also heard from a few folks saying like look when it comes to cutting edge research scientific development. Collaboration is important and that collaboration is often international. I also want to say one more thing which is a few folks told me that. Look you know what the department is also to blame here because this law has been on the books since the one thousand nine hundred eighty s and the department has never bothered to enforce it or to clarify to create any sort of rules to make clear to schools. This is what you need to do and this is how you need to do it. So there's plenty of blame to go round. Npr's Corey Turner. Thank you corey. Thank you
Bonus: More with Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd from the Epic Rap Battles
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. It's Jefferson Graham of USA today. Listen to the weekend edition of talking tech. Now, I really sat down with Peter chic off and Lloyd out list. Who are the guys who do the epic rap battles history videos YouTube to get like four billion us fourteen million subscribers series of spinning in NAFTA successful and just about two years ago. They took a break they've had it. And now they're arrested in the comeback with a new video that features Alon must taking on Mark Zuckerberg. I'd like to invite you to listen to more of our conversation. We ran the initial part yesterday. This is more of the extended chat talking about their favorite characters. How they got started and their cake on that seven year old kid who's making twenty two million dollars a year on YouTube, a have a listen to nice, Peter and epic Lloyd from the epic rap battles. To both of you have favorites that you've done over the years. Yeah. Who? I my favorite is an old one from season one. It's no Polian. Dynamite versus Napoleon Bonaparte. It's just it's memories for me. Because I think it's both of us that are strengths sort of Pete as like a more sort of nerdy settled character. Yeah. And I'm like, this giant French guy, and the beat was made by very old friend of ours who sort of very nostalgic of both Peten is this guy named Eddie from Milwaukee. I love his name is Eddy, I've beat so get a guy named Eddie. So that's my favorite. My favorite's the philosophers, we did eastern philosophers versus western philosophers. So it was Nietzsche's Socrates Voltaire versus sunsuits lot suit and Confucius, and we we decided that battle. There's a website that was made by some fans that has a little chat room minute. And I was in there one day just talking to them about suggestions. And we kinda came up with that together. And then we all sat down and tried to write it, and it was. Really hard. It was a, but we got there, and we had squabbling in between philosophers in their style. And they started fighting amongst themselves loss I do. And I liked the way it turned out a lot. So that's my favorite told everybody how you guys get started doing this. This is five years ago. Twenty ten is when we did the first battle. A Pete, and I met in nineteen ninety nine something like that we met in Chicago, we actually met freestyle rapping on a porch at a party amongst improvisers. Loyd was big in the imprompt community. I was nude the umbrella community in Chicago. And then Lloyd actually hired me Lloyd end his partners hired me and to do improv improv. I call it mission improbable, and we have a theater in Santa Monica called west side comedy. And at the time. It was just a touring improv group sorta like whose line is it anyway on the road, and we were expanding and bringing bringing on new towns people and people, and I just sort of clicked right away. And then we tore together for a couple years, and we do like, improv comedy shows like Iowa State community college at noon, and then the next day would be like Michigan state at ten to twenty five hundred people. So is this crazy experience, and we always kind of little songs and wrapped together here and there, and then yeah, it was made our way out to California. And I got my first. You remember the Emek? American emek. Not the I MAC, computer. Correct by maybe. Yes. Okay. So had I got an Email back, and I got a little pro tools inbox. And I was just starting to learn pro tools. Loyd had rap songs. I was working on acoustic songs, but Loyd had written these rap songs, and he had these beats by this guy named Eddie that that Milwaukee. Yeah. And we basically learn how to cord rap songs together. So we were in my apartment in Chicago in the closet. Loyd was in a vocal booth. And I was just like learning as we went. So he brought the music and the wraps. I brought the Emek and we figured it out. And that was also when we started learning how to edit together because mission improbable needed a new trailer. And I remember I got paid with the hard drive, and it was like a seventy two gig seventy two gig. I really needed pay. All edit this video for you guys can keep hard-drive afterwards. And I did. And I think I still have that hard drive. I wonder if anything's on it. So that that's how are. Partnership started. And then you made a video we made a video, but this was pre YouTube. This was all kinds of stuff. And then, you know, we we stayed in touch and stayed friends would move to LA state and Chicago, and then I came out LA to perform his theater and his wife's university LMU. Yeah. And then she owns a she owns it. Yeah. Octagon? Mrs loyola. She was a good activties director. So she put me essentially, and then I was writing sketches and music for different internet companies not doing that. Well, and Louis got an Email of people looking for talent to write and do stuff, and he recommended me. And I dish ind ended up being this YouTube company that I got a job at called maker studios and that ended up being the start of the YouTube revolution. And I was there. So you made it video with maker impulsive. I made all I made I wrote songs for makers while I was brought on as a songwriter. And then I was encouraged to develop series and stuff and experiment on my own and Lloyd came over and had this idea from a stage show where you take two celebrities, and they wrap out all I was like that would make a really good video. Let's do it. And so I used all my resource days at maker. We got a camera person and editor and a green screen, and we made this rap battle between John Lennon and Bill O'Reilly and it did. Okay. Yeah. It did. Okay. Enough to do a second one, which was Darth Vader vs Adolf Hitler. And that one did great. And so that in two thousand eleven it was like, okay. I think this is what we're going to do we've been trying to figure out. I was trying to figure out what it was going to do since nineteen ninety four and all sudden two thousand eleven figured it out. And so there went videos every day you work on videos every day. Correct. Shoot him every day. Everything branched off from there when you have a YouTube show. That's that big for me. You know, there was it was was sort of the flagship show, but it was able to bleed into other things we made a behind the scenes channel Pete had his own channel. He had a Monday show, and he had, you know, different videos. I had a little different series and everything would sort of trickled down from that main battle. So what started out as one battle a month turned into one battle with the BTS video maybe twos. Sometimes another show on my little side channel and p do Monday show, maybe a picture song. And and it rapidly got expanded sort of horizontally, and and this are sort of ascension that word. Yeah. Are essentially kind of happened at the same time that YouTube exploded with popularity as well. So it wasn't like there was a couple of generations of other YouTubers before us that had done a lot of stuff when we could like look at them as a model. It was all sort of very new to us, which I think is why we got so tired. After six years of it. We weren't sick of it. We were just exhausted because it sort of blew up so fast. And then and then there was no there was no model for it. Really? So how do we feel being back? Good. Yeah. Yeah. We have a totally different approach to it live healthier as far as you know, not wasting much time working more efficiently. We're able to hire our own team. So they report directly to us the world's working with people that we work really well with and just trying to be more efficient more effective pace ourselves a little bit. I don't make eight to fifteen videos a month any more. So I just focused on making the battle one battle of on. I think that's what we're looking at. Yeah. When we when we start up in the spring, and I think that's what we're going to. That's our goal is really good to, you know, there was a multitude of different things that we had to learn how to do when when we first became successful in twenty ten and. A lot of them were more complex than just making a video. A lot of them was like, how do you? How do you an iphone? How to Pete knife function sort of managed people, and how do we manage within a system? And how do we like, you know, communicate well and inspire other people that work for us, and that was all kind of new for us in that capacity. So taking a break and stepping away from it. And then coming back with like some fresh eyes has been I feel really excited about it. That's where I'm at. Yeah. The tech stuff is kind of. Crept up in quality to it's it's a little easier work. We're on all Dobie software now, and it's just it's a nice workflow things work efficiently. We know how to use things. Computers are faster you're talking to premier and after. Yeah. And and back in the day, we were Switzerland between final cut and after sometimes for some stuff and sending it here sending it back. Now, we have a pretty nice little tight workflow. We got a bunch of computers, and you know, how to use them when doing battles. Loyd. You have podcast a podcast. I do on Wednesdays at noon called kings of influence, which is really cool. The comedy theater is the place where is the comedy club Dione, and I'll perform there, and you know, teach teach there, and I I hang out with my wife and my dog and the cat, and yeah, stay very busy. And when you're not battling. Yeah. I don't do much. You you raising your daughter the family thing. That's okay. It's nice for me. But even that like, I pretty much just sit with her and talk with her. I try not to leave the house if I don't have to particularly on a day when it's raining, so unusual. We're talking in LA today where it's actually boring. It's like two days a year that. Yeah. And we forget what it's like, it's good. I see I got into gardening to getting into all kinds of domestic hobbies. So I like the ring let me ask you this. Forbes just came out with their annual list of the highest paid YouTube performers people always love reading this thing. Everyone performer is seven years old. Ryan toys review. Right. He's got within everyone channels can bring in twenty two million dollars in two thousand eighteen seven years old seven years old mom's pocketing money, but if it's a safer as college, right? I mean, how many times do you? Do you have to go to college? So tell tell us is being a youtuber in two thousand eighteen really that lucrative. No. I mean, it can be. But I mean, we we make Tim vehicles a year that are that cost quite a bit to make. And they they're not twi- commercials. Not yet anyway until we hook ups and toy commercials. It can be you know, there's there's definitely money there. And we we started making videos just as YouTube was turning on monetization. So we really ridden up and then down during the ad Pakalitha era of YouTube where advertisers were fleeing like crazy. And now, it's kind of stabilizing. It's just like anything. There's you know, there's one or two basketball players who make that much. Right. And then there's a lot of people who play basketball don't. And I think you tubes about the same way. Can you? If you're you were there at the beginning. But just people are listening now and say, hey, I. I put up my videos on YouTube. But I, you know, I I have a theater, and I could do a live show Chemi kid is it too late. No, I think that everybody there. I don't think that that platform has changed so much that the basic tenants of hard work have gone away. If you work hard and do good work, and I think YouTube is is skewing towards a consistency a consistent amount of work that is on a consistent basis. There's definitely a whole equipped. He was saying like a whole blue-collar class of entertainers on YouTube digital entertainers that. Yeah, you're not making twenty two million dollars a year, but you can make a living, and there's every reason to feel encouraged to do that. But the whole like Goldstrike type thing people ask us a lot of times. Like, how do you make a viral video? And that's like asking how to find a grain of sand on the desert. You know, it's it's the there's a million different ways to do it. I think you have to do good work and you have to do it consistently. And I think there's. A lot of people out there who are ready to do that you see a lot of people reading the news and just jumping and during your chase Vons. Right. Stop really how it works. Right. It's like you decide to do like like, I mentioned, you know, I started doing this in in the early nineties. I didn't make any money on it until the late two thousand tens. It's just a matter of of believing in what you wanna do obviously still possible since that young man wasn't even alive when YouTube turned on monetization. So it's still possible. You know, it's a massive massive platform. You know, I think kids kids videos are doing very well. I have a niece of nieces, but I was watching YouTube with my one niece, and she just watched the same toy video nineteen times in the same afternoon, which is probably. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA day listening to talking tech, please subscribe to talking tech on apple podcasts. Please favorite show on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show in his always. Thanks. Everyone listening.
"confucius" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Meticulous contemporary Shen. So he say anything he likes to off the top of the hat. Right. Yeah. One time few days later, you will change. He's. Cores discourse. I I don't I don't believe he really think she didn't think his friends, and Mr. she is very iron-handed. Roy ROY look at. Yeah. Look what he is doing in China. Right. And then those more religious persecutions, there's more Chinese human rights. Lawyers are jailed or more journalist who wanted to. Report the truth jailed as well. So I want everybody to see this movie. It's going to be available in the US with the necessary. Subtitles all that later this year. When is that it's probably already mixed here. But now, the DVD of the film, which has hang Bush and Chinese subtitles is already available on website. So you can just visit in the name of Confucius, movie dot com. So he can order DVD's from the website, and the distributor will working with. Would probably release the film. I mean, the English subtitled film sometimes next year, actually. And it's it's great film. I hope everybody goes and sees it. It's a great story. Thank you so much for coming on don't worry about the government where can people follow you on the internet? You can easily find us in the name of Confucius on Facebook. It just our what's tap hashtag. Or what's it called hashtag on Twitter? I think they do the hashtag on Facebook to fail. Okay. Anyway. As Alie find us on Facebook or Twitter on by pie, typing Confucius film. So please do like it and follow us because we do Kabul related articles as well as other materials so stories about the Confucius institutes issue as well as the reysen developments updates about our film. So you can also access visit our website, which is a again Confucius sorry, which is in the name of confusions, movie dot com. So we put a lot of information on the website, not only are films, but also the related issues such as the development of Confucius institutes as well as the China's government infiltration or foreign interference. So you will get a lot of updates on what site as well. My guest today has been miss doors. Lou the name of the film is in the name of Confucius. My name is Chris November. No, you can find me on Twitter at C H R. I S E M B R our home page is don't worry dot TV patriae dot com slash DWA. TGI is where you go to support the show don't worry about the government is one hundred percent listener supported that means you I keep these appeals to a minimum. I do them periodically. I'm just going to stop this one of the back end of the day because I want to let this interview brief here. But if you like the show, and you think you're getting something out of it a bucket show. All we ask that's hatred on dot com slash DWA, TGI, and you so much relisting and until the next one.
"confucius" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"The hearing you mentioned just now happened in Feb. This year that was a hearing in front of the Senate of of the national security committee or something like that. I'm not very familiar with American politics. But actually says late last year American media started to cover stories like Confucius institutes risks concerns as well as the Chinese government's political influence in America. And there's very extensive coverage on that. And then starting this year. Senator Marco Rubio himself wrote letters to five universities in his own states. Which is Florida. Those universities host Confucius institutes. And Senator Marco Rubio urged the five universities close Confucius institutes end tool of them did. So and replied to Senator saying they would close so that was western Florida university and north north Florida university. So now and also I know a few senators as will as congressman they tabled new bills to the house of Representative trying to register Confucius institutes as foreign agents. Even without even they didn't name China or even they didn't singled out Confucius institutes, but the bills. Are widely believed to be targeting the Confucius institutes, and the China government that was kind of amendment of a very old. Law which was which was it sounds like the foreign agents registration act Farah. Yes. Yes. That's a -ment trying to amend put a increase the bar trying to register any money coming from foreign agents into American universities in they think more than five fifteen thousand dollars. They are requesting those agents registered as foreign agents. So that's Bill still in the process of. Legal process and also they prohibit Pentagon from funding any universities, which host Confucius institutes. So that means if you found a Confucius institutes, if you get money from the Chinese government, you are not going to get money from the Pentagon for founding your Chinese language program. Is yet that is the very I believe is a very first step and a very effective measure even months ago moments earlier this year there was. Those seminar or. Event or it was founded by Confucius institutes sort of defending Confucius institutes in America. There were a few speakers. The are all Americans are not a Chinese people. Why not the speakers were former was a former congressman or Senator and that very former politician was defending Confucius institutes by saying something like look if Confucius institutes ever had any problem how could Pentagon with funding them for the Chinese language program? Now, just a few months later, the newly passed authority the defense Bill has already cut that off that pull affil- Inc. Filling that whole so I think that's a very good effective measure. Are there any members of congress to give you an example, there are wide suspicions that Dana Rohrabacher is someone who is influenced heavily by his relationship with Russia? Are there any members of congress that you think are influenced by China in a similar way to Dana Rohrabacher Russia? I'm not there familiar with American politicians, but remember of Rada article written by one of my journalists friend in American media. It named a Senator who is the female Senator. In california. I remember, but I can I can over that article. Yes. Yes. That's the name. Yeah. I remember that she she had a staffer of very key staffer who has very close ties with China's government or very close ties with local wealthy Chinese who could be a agent of the Chinese government. And also remember, my friend headed exclusive story of how the Chinese government throw a local American Chinese very wealthy American Chinese to forge. Relationship or to open the Confucius classroom in one of the states. The that was the story. My my friends put up. Yeah. Remember years before there were some candidates in New York City who himself was with a Chinese heritage the Chinese famous lutron e I don't remember his English name. He got elected but later on he he lost the election or something or he was excluded from office because of some scandals that guy has close relationship with China as well. So they have been building out those political relationships starting to gain influence on that level as well. I have a question about Donald Trump, and she Jing ping. What are you going on there? Why is Donald Trump so fascinated with she what is it about? She's personality that Donald Trump might find appealing. I don't really think I really. Donald Trump think she didn't being is his friend. I think it's. Just some diplomatic expressions by your president. And you know, he sort of wanted to say anything without..
"confucius" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"And United States spend four point seven percent of GDP education that equals to fourteen thousand nine hundred per student and China spend only three point nine percent of GDP. And it's the the number the per student number is only one thousand five hundred dollars per student. Or would that number is not even fully showing is that money is not evenly distributed like here in the United States where it's more or less evenly distributed is obviously going to be somebody's. In china? There are certain parts of the country that are simply not getting service by the government. Right. You're very right in the remote area and some of the rural areas people just so poor to even have a school. They don't have let's say building or whatever room. They don't even have this room for kids than the kids. Don't even have this or they don't have textbooks when they have is very very broken books. Thrown away by some kids in in a city. It's very poor. If you yeah. If you show the image. If you can see the image presented in documentary will be shocked even today there are people leave in that poverty in China. So I have an after the movie type of question because I finished watching the movie, and I have questions that I want to ask the director, and I had the opportunity to do that. 'cause you're here right now. So what happens to this Chris both guy? This guy's a character. And at the end of the movie, I don't want spoil too much, but he gets himself into some trouble. How have things shook out for him since twenty fourteen. I have no further information about that Fulmer board of chair of Canada's largest school board, which is Toronto school boards. He. Was believed to have some connections to the Chinese government or his brother. Deathly is connected to the Chinese government. You have that pretty concretely. He was working for a big Chinese Bank. Right. Right. And he himself visited China quite a few times. And as you saw Madan commend ships proud of his good relationship with China's government, and he admitted when eve visited China he was wind and dined by the hosts that's a very commonly used practice by the China's government when they wanted to. Wean some hearts and minds of the westerners. The what invites you to China for free trip, and when you come back from China, and you all of sudden. Kind of represent interest more of Chinese government rather than your own country. This is very reminiscent of what is happening with the Russians as well. I mean, the story kind of sounds not unlike Carter page who went over to Russia and got wind tonight. There's a number of different people you could name in in that setting. Right. You are right. Not only money. But also sometimes the China's gonna would like my friends in who worked for the Canadian intelligence irk the sectors who on the Asian Pacific desk for over fifteen years. He told me other than the money things and the Chinese government also uses sex sex, you know, that sex traps on or some other dirty ways to attract the foreign officials or foreign, you know, high ranking people. So that they can make use of those foreign friends. So I think that the westerners when they are invited by the Chinese government to have a visit. They need to be very careful. Yeah. Absolutely. We don't want people to be terrified of China. But there is certainly some perils in dealing with the Chinese government because they are not on the up and up. What is the US doing about Confucius institutes? I initially heard about the Confucius institutes when I was watching C span. And there was a hearing with FBI director, Christopher and believe it was Senator Marco Rubio asking him questions about the Confucius institute. So this is not necessarily a Republican democrat issue here in the United States like a lot of things are, but what is the government doing here in the United States to combat the Confucius institute influence campaigns, some of these softer propaganda operations. Right..
"confucius" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"That's the largest I think lots the largest circulated newspaper in Iowa. And that was in last month and China Daily bought two. What's it called two pages can insert right? Yeah. Insert? Yeah. They they had to pages full inserts. And the title was called. I remember if I remember correctly, China watch and China watch is kind of section of China Daily, Trinidad is mouth piece of Chinese government. And that they put articles like how Trump's? Trait war with China would affect the farmers in Iowa. And. A what a bride's painted the Chinese president Xi Jinping in very bright light, and how smart or whatever, you know, positive image. You could imagine in this kind of designed to look like it would fit into the newspaper. So if you're not necessarily a discerning reader, you would look at this in just think that this is another article inside of that newspaper. And I'm actually reminded of something from that article that you just mentioned that was in the documentary, which is this idea of influence through money. So at one point in the documentary, you go up to a very small town in Canada. And the reason I mentioned small can't recall the name, it is fairly complicated name, but Coquitlam there we go. You said not me. I interviewed to western ladies, right? Yeah. Right. Yeah. Coquitlam? Yes. That's very sophisticated pronunciation, and it's a very small town and the budget that the Confucius institute showed up with was one hundred thousand dollars which for a school system of that size. Would be game changing could be could be. Yeah. And the marketing manager boasted to me proudly. They have some hung a few hundreds of international students studying in their schools and most of them are from China. And yeah, and. The biggest number are heard. That university accepted from China to establish a Confucius institutes was. Foreign million US dollars a one time grant for Stanford. Wow. Yeah. With Stanford University serious. Today's absolutely that's a huge. Yeah. That's a huge. That's a biggest number and Columbia University. God's. I believe is a quarter million US dollars throughout five year turn and typically Chinese government give host university or a school board. One hundred to one hundred fifty thousand US dollars per year to round to run the Confucius institutes. Yeah. And. Throughout according to mine, my own research on Chinese the Chinese government has spent over two billion US dollars in the past few years in the past again ten plus years founding this Confucius institute program, it's including on a physical and internet Confucius institutes than some of the Chinese language are tests, or including some the textbooks send it by the Chinese government to those foreign host schools, also including the Chinese instructors send it by the Chinese government to the Confucius institute on classrooms. So it's over two billion. And we believe the true number the real numbers higher than that. Because the Chinese government didn't put out the numbers. On the internet about the very fertile them. Early two years the two thousand eight ten to six thousand four to five into southern seven. The didn't put out put up the numbers the budget for the three years. But according to my research, a BBC article once said the Chinese government set aside one billion to open the first one hundred Confucius institute and China achieved that goal. In two thousand seven hundred twenty five now. So do the math. It's could be anywhere between five billion and seven billion somewhere in there. Maybe three to seven it could be. Yeah. Could be and then out since nineteen since two seven seven the China's government started to put up up put up annual report of the Confucius program, which includes the money the spend on this initiative. So my research was based based on their own official numbers, but they stopped to. Releasing the budget last year? So that means there was no budget number about the spending of two thousand two thousand seventeen. Yeah. So you could just imagine how much money they spend based on the previous year's number. That's huge that's huge number..
"confucius" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"So in the process of putting together in the name of Confucius, you've become quite a scholar on this propaganda operation. Have you uncovered any other Chinese propaganda or influence operations that they're doing along the same lines as sort of soft power influence, of course, other than even inside education in systems. There's other ways for the China government to to practice their soft power other than Confucius institutes because you can imagine. The universities are doing a lot of exchange program with China. Right. And they will have foreign students go into China and Chinese students coming into American campuses. And remember many of the China? As people like myself are educated in China by the Chinese government. So in our brain, we carry those propaganda. So carry that with felt we have a responsibility to to to protect the image of our motherland. Right. So that's one way out even outside of campus. There are media, and like we know in the newspaper, the Chinese government can buy some inserts. So we know the China Daily, which is main mouthpiece of the Chinese government China. They could buy inserts to have their articles published in a very mainstream American media there one place in particular that came up in the film that I think would catch most people off guard is I alwa- Iowa. I did not know that ping had spent time in Iowa, and that this isn't important part of his mythology. This would be weird to most Americans because we think of Iowa as oh, yeah. That place that has the caucuses every four years, right? That's a very recent example of how. The China's coming can exert their soft power into American actually, there's some more articles criticizing or concerning about the Chinese government's meddling of the American election, which is coming just in a couple of weeks, a belief. Yeah. Okay. Let's talk about that a little bit. We hear that a lot. And for a lot of people, especially in my audience when Donald Trump gets on the microphone and says, oh, they're meddling in my affairs. It doesn't necessarily have the ring of truth because it's coming from a person who has a diplomatic and say a tenuous relationship with the truth. But I think it's a real thing. That's happening. So could you explain to people what that would look like I rate articles on just minutes before our conversation out? I was reading article. Titled how China interferes in U S elections. I haven't finished rating. They're just started, and I can writ. Just one of parallels to you China's powerful influence in CHAI, a US elections as President Donald Trump is alleged, but one will not necessarily find a Chinese intelligence agent agent stuffing ballot boxes in local city hall or tempering with volt in both. The Chinese are to the Chinese are not need those methods, but their immense wealth gives them more sophisticated and effective methods to influence the candidates themselves the business that funk candidate elections. The universities and think tanks are that outsor- the universities and think tanks that higher politicians after they leave office and the Niels media that voters will rely on to choose. Choose their congress members on a member six to eighteen that is a far more powerful network of influence than anything. The Russians may have tried to use in two thousand sixteen. I actually read articles. In Iowa, you mentioning Iowa, right?.
"confucius" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"And I myself was university teacher as back in China before immigrant to Canada. So my main rose, basically indoctrinate. Universities students of the year Chinese governments or namely, the communist party's highly all g in propaganda on. So those are the materials you could find in the Confucius institutes, and they even find a. Catoon cartoon for kids for young kids on their website. The call it's internet Confucius institutes, whoever can learn Chinese from internet. So that cartoon song was was about the Korean war that it says in China way were taught it's not Korean war with we're not saying, it's Korean war. We say. Aggressive aggression of the US aggression to career, and the Chinese were helping the Koreans to defend from the invasion of of the US. So that's how we see Korean war. And that cartoon for kids was a song to educate kids about that part of history of cream war. But of course, it's not called Korean war. Of course. No, it's the Chinese defensive career. That makes sense. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So that's one problem. I found very troubling to us because now I'm Canadian I really cherish in value. Those, you know, freedom freedom of speech freedom of press freedom of believe an human rights and rule of law. All the, you know, found the mental values we cherish in west now becomes very. Threatened. I would say threatened by the Confucius institutes because they do it does export the Chinese communist party's propaganda into our schools now through through the Confucius institutes and the Confucius classroom. So that's one big problem. The propaganda and also there's some other big problems. Brought by the Confucius institutes, which are censorship and self-censorship. And because as you can imagine a certain topics are deemed by the Chinese government as sensitive or taboos like you just named Tibet independence or Taiwan independence or human rights or ten in the nineteen eighty nine Channon massacre in China, the they're not saying massacre. Of course, they would say Taman turmoil. It says rebellious or something. Yeah. Right. Like riots is I was young back then and I remembered on TV on China Central Television, which stayed on TV station outlets on the TV entre assisted TV with the imagery of people. Burning the military trucks, and the anchor would would tell us that those riots are burning the People's Liberation Army soldiers and the soldiers are so plied, and very, you know, very restricted the didn't hurt the students or the Beijing civilins. So all all the back things don't by the people or by the students towards the People's Liberation Army. And then it was surprised. So that's how they describe the nineteen thousand nine ten and massacre to us that of course, it's not the fact we win know. And also, the TV station would say, there's no not a single China's people died in that huge turmoil. But it's not fact. Who off try immigrant to Canada? I knew there's many people died. And so that's why that one sort of iconic video of the man standing in front of the tank, I think has certain salience for you. Because it's stained star contrast to what the Chinese government is saying, right? I didn't I didn't see that image that famous image until I left China onto arrived the Canada. So I didn't know the truth all the time all the us when I was in China, and of course, the persecution alot suppression of fallen going. I heard about that some people I have a head friends or even relatives practice fungal. I didn't know much because the media is controlled very tightly controlled by the Chinese communist party what to report what not to report. And how you report what? Language, you use to describe surgeon things or descript history or current affairs. So it's all about control and sometimes they lie as well. Of course, the distort history. So those are. What Chinese people are taking into our life on a daily basis? No matter you, paper magazine, you hear radio like yours, or what TV or movie or pop songs, or you know, entertainment, anything it's about the states. Yeah. You have to stay the party line. Yeah..
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"Going has attracted a one hundred million Chinese people to follow its teaching in truthfulness, compassionate forbearance, but unfortunately, just because of the huge number of followers of fallen goal, which is a different belief system than the atheist Chinese communist regime, so the former Chinese president Jones me. He launched a persecution against a huge group of Chinese people who follow the who believed in fallen goal that was in July nine thousand nine hundred nine and that's the beginning of the Spurs tragic personal story of my main character whose name is Sonia Jau, she she taught at the McMaster university's Confucius institute. So when Sonia Jiao was was going to go to Canada to teach Chinese language at the McMaster University, she found in recruiting Ohio in contract, which she had to sign a clause says you cannot participate in fallen gone or any activities related to phone gone. Even when she would be in trying in sort even when she would be in Canada. So that struck her to the core because she herself is a fungal practitioners. And she and her mother practice the following gone since nineteen Ninety-seven when she was very little and her mother wanted to cure, her Eunice and the mother tried every means but failed until some friends. And introduce the mother daughter to the practice of fun gone, which contends some very mild and slow exercise and meditation and also Reagan the main book of a fungal teaching. So the mother and daughter started to practice Falun Gong and everything became very, well and Sonja became the healthy until the persecution happened in nineteen ninety nine and sodas mother was arrested when she was trying to go from her hometown to Beijing to petition to petition for following gome. So her mother was arrested and put into jail and young Sonia. Who was only thirteen years old? I believe was so frightened to tell anyone that she practiced the fallen gone so she had to hide her believe and then a few years later when. Two thousand ten when she was recruited by the Chinese government. To be instructor to teach Confucius institutes. She had to sign that contract and she saw the clause. And that's the beginning of her fear. All the way followed her when she was teaching in a Canadian university. And she. Shiels Warid about being found out as the following practitioner. Even when she was in Canada. And then she decide she eventually decided to defect to Confucius institutes and told her story to the media Canadian media, and as well as the university McMaster University, and that triggered the closure of the Confucius institutes, which was the very first case in I believe at least in North American Europe. That's McMaster became the very first university to close Confucius institutes. And that's how I started to. Become very interested into the story. A wanted to find out what is the real purpose of Confucius institutes behind? It's very benign image of teaching Chinese language and culture, and what kind of risks or threats the Confucius institutes could pose to our wet. Educational system as well as our societies. So I started my research and the journey of making the documentary in the name of Confucius worthy things that I found really fascinating. When you get into the nature of what is taught at the Confucius institutes is just how much chairman Mao comes up, and it seems like you get introduced to chairman Mao as a concept fairly early on. I is it really that heavy. I had. Up to two good access to some of the Confucius institutes textbooks. Definitely it's not that heavy in their teaching basically, the the teachers, you the Tate shoe. Hello. Thank you. Oh, what mule you eat, or what movie you're going to watch or those daily conversations but eaten it it sneak into the Chinese communist party's propaganda, which is to familiar for all of us Chinese people who are educated inside China to forget, even even when I now living Canada more than ten years. I still, you know, those teachings or praising for chairman Mao or prison for the communist party to bet and Taiwan provinces. Yeah. And belongs to China historically presently in future. That's all the. Teach ins or the propaganda we received throughout the years. We are in in schools from even from kindergarten primary school high school, universities will all have to take a course, which literally means politics or current affairs..
"confucius" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Did I hurt did are here any universities or schools? Trying to close Confucius institutes actually never before. I hurt any criticisms or concerns over the land Chinese language program? I didn't know much about the Confucius institutes other than it teaches Chinese language on culture in foreign countries. Which to me sounds great, right? I want people to learn my home country's language and culture. The in this article, it says the reason the McMaster University Canada was going to close Confucius institutes because. The Chinese government was is discriminating people who have believe in falon gome, that means when Chinese government when the China's government was recruiting instructors for the Confucius institutes, they allow Chinese people who believe in falon goal to be the instructors what is fallen gong. That's another story following on put it simply, according to my understanding falon gong far long is the three Chinese characters for literally means the law wheel of the universe and it rooted deeply in Chinese philosophy traditional Chinese philosophy and culture, the principles of falon goal, is truthfulness. Compassion forbearance. So following gome was first introduced by its founder, Mr Lee home, Jude publicly in China in nineteen ninety two and then in seven years following going has spread to all over China and not only China, but also many countries across.
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"Hello again in welcome back to don't worry about the government. My name is Chris November out and join me on this episode today is the director of in the name of Confucius miss doers. Lou the show. Thank you, Chris. Hi, everyone. So in the name of Confucius is a very interesting documentary that highlights something that I feel has been under reported substantially here. And it is the Confucius institutes. Now, these got started in two thousand four as you have in your documentary. But can you tell us a little bit more about them? And how they began as a concept, right? The Confucius institutes is the initiative of the Chinese government. I I believe the Chinese government studied thoroughly about very similar organizations initiated by the United Kingdom for the British Council or the Germany's Gulf institute or Francis. 'alliance from SIS those are all language and culture promotional or -education centers set up by various governments outside of their country to teach their respective languages and culture, so the Chinese government studied, those model thoroughly, but the came out with a different model, which is Confucius institute. It differs from those western language and culture promotional centers in two ways. One Confucius institutes is hundred percent control. And connect. Added by the Chinese government, and it's under the budget of education ministry of the Chinese government. And to Confucius institute is trying to attached to the stab list of foreign universities and school boards, or in some very few very rare instant instance attached to some educational institutions, so it's not independent, and it becomes part of the foreign educational systems. So those western education institutions they are independent from their respective governments. Even though they get funding from their governments, but they can make decision by their own by them, all and they have their own premises. They're not trying to become part of foreign universities or schools, which are very. Different than the Confucius institutes. So because of these different models wronged by the China's government Confucius institutes believed by many, China, experts and educate educators as the are of the Chinese government, which is exerted into the foreign education systems. So that allows the China's government have a way ene. The western education systems. So from two felon than four two now in fourteen fourteen years. Chinese government has established more than five hundred Confucius institutes in university levels and more than one thousand Confucius classrooms in K to twelve school levels in more than one hundred and forty countries across the world. So it's a big success for them. There's over five hundred twenty five and as you have in the documentary there's over one hundred ten in the United States like where are they located in the United States? I know I looked them up and I found one right here in Dallas. Where else are they? Yes. As far as I know the five the one hundred I believe now, the number and the newest number in America is one hundred seven because a few universities as. Already announced the closed the closed the Confucius institutes. So now one of seven Confucius institutes in America are located primarily in universities across all but two states. So let me ask you this change gears a little bit. How did you become interested in the story of the Confucius institutes that was in early two thousand thirteen when I was still a reporter with the independent Chinese media? And Ray that I read article from globe and mail which is a leading Canadian newspaper about the story that university in Canada, which is MAC master university was going to close its Confucius institutes. And that's a huge news for me. Because never before..
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"So i'm i'm due in may and i might does one of the most you know proud what am i most proud moments of decisionmaking that i made but going back to this question is i would i would reinforce sticking with your guns they knew what was right and i did what was right as it was the best for me because illegal or the best for them but i do will was right and i i gotta tell you that i'm sitting here very confident happy about that songs you're probably decision you made without yeah that's the most important thing exactly all right there you have a folks who like the end our episodes with quotes and the first one is by confucius by three methods we may learn wisdom first by reflection which is the noblest which is what we did today second by imitation which is the easiest and third by experience which is the bitterest there you go and that's a lot to think about show in the last one by less brown review your grow review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them uh so i guess that's how we will in no salute and welcome uh twenty 18 so there you have it yearend review in this episode the crew talks about their overall experience is less results in 2017 we cover topics that range from work health family education and much more we wrap the episode up with quotes from confucius and less brown.
"confucius" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Goals teach the six arts archery calligraphy computation music cherry a driving and ritual the current president of china xi jinping though still a communist like mao zedong has embraced confucius even quoting him in public speeches confucius influenced millions of lives and he still inspires those who fight against bloodshed and tyranny the teacher a ten thousand generations confucius is now as he has always been a hero thank you for joining us for another episode of historical figures to listen to previous episodes of historical figures you can find them on apple podcast in google play samcloud stitcher and spotify or on our website park castcom spelled p a r c a s tcom a new episode drops every wednesday but if you subscribe you don't have to remember that if you like what you hear please leave a five star review or tell us what you think on social media we're on facebook and instagram as at par cast and twitter par cast networking it seems simple but it really helps our show we'll see you next time historical figures was created by max cutler it is a production of cutler media and is part of the park cast network it is produced by mackson ron cutler sound design by ron shapiro with production assistance by joel stein additional production assistance by maggie admire and carleen madden historical figures is written by maggie admire and stars vanessa richardson and carter roy not sure what to listen to next check out my other podcast unsolved murders true crime stories you can find it wherever you're listening to historical figures a new episode of unsolved murders true crime stories comes out every tuesday.
"confucius" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Asia kate in his lifetime and when you think about it a topdown structure based on respect obedience and fulfilling one spot in the hierarchy is a pretty perfect dogma for a powerful empire in so for twenty four centuries even long after the handynasty people in china followed confucianism and quoted confucius to each other with varying levels of accuracy and soon confucianism spread all over the world it spread to korea vietnam and taiwan and when chinese and vietnamese people immigrated to the us australia and europe it spread even farther confucianism has been a huge part of chinese culture but not always viewed as a positive aspect by china's leaders in the 1960s confucius was declared an enemy of the state house that for the government not paying attention to him the new communist leader mao zedong instructed citizens to smash all old culture in fact mound his wife john ging started the anti lin biao anti confucius campaign which aimed to replace traditional chinese philosophy with communist ideals in order to take over china mao tse tung had to takeover confucius confucian temples across china were destroyed and the masters grave was dug up and desecrated two thousand years after his death the government was very concerned with confucius just maybe not the way he had hoped for and yet they couldn't eliminate him confucianism is embedded within chinese culture it wouldn't die when the early 2000s confucius was no longer an enemy of the state though china's relationship with confucius was and remains complicated is teachings of harmony and respect order and education song a renaissance in china confucian academies opened up and people began sending their kids to them to this day chinese and taiwanese kids are learning from confucius those.
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"Unfulfilled hitting his early 70s he defected zero change in the government and the three clans still ward over eastern china it seemed endless the warring states period where seven different powers fahd over china began in four eighty one b c and would last for over a century and to make things worse confucius became ill in four seventy nine b c confucius died at the age of seventy three he died feeling unfulfilled though he lived a good life confucius thought he had failed on his great mission he hadn't changed to china's leadership yet hm we hadn't changed china's leadership yet after his death confucius's teachings lived on through his students they lived out his ideals and passed around recordings of his teachings which became the an lacks they did this for centuries biding their time and after three hundred years the handynasty reunited china the first emperor of the han dynasty emperor gazu rose to power from humble origins as a peasant and what better way to legitimise his rebellion against the elites then by confucianism which taught that the most moral man should lead that's right confucianism legitimised the han dynasty and became its official policy emperor gazu would rule by virtue and it paid off under the han dynasty china returned to stability it hadn't seen in centuries it became the largest empire in china to that date the silk road was founded oba getting up a flourishing trade throughout europe and china pottery and paper were invented and spread along the silk road many call the handynasty period the golden age of china we can't say it was entirely due to confucius look we can't say it wasn't well we can't say that but confucius can confucius said it is men that make the way great it is not the way that makes men great he heralded humanities power over philosophy he was the teacher but it was the people of the han dynasty who made confucianism great though in that era's history book records of the grand historian by sima chin confucius was heralded as an exemplary thinker this is when confucius first became a historical figure from the han dynasty onwards he was taught in schools education is central to confucianism and so everyone became educated especially those in civil service the exact people confucius tried to edge.
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"Exile wandering china with his followers for thirteen years he spent some time in way that's in central china hoping to find a job after nearly a year in way he met with the dukes wife nuns e who had an unsavory reputation when it's not clear what went down with confucius annan's e but according to the annex confucius's followers zulu was not happy about this meeting we can only imagine the conversation between a moral sage and cheating wife looking to use him for her own game but after this confucius was able to speak to do cling who confucius quickly decided he didn't like undo cooling ask confucius about military tactics and confucius offended said he knew nothing of the topic and left the next day confucius was a pacifist he actually knew a bit about military tactics but had no interest in discussing them he took this as a sign that do cling didn't see his value and it would be working for the g family all over again or worse so confucius continued traveling china stories about this time involve confucius and his followers being attacked beaten and nearly starved to death in pursuit of their mission there's one popular though less verified story we liked that exemplifies this period in the town of quang confucius and his followers were attacked by an angry mob even worse his favorite disciple yen cui was nowhere to be found surrounded confucius had no way out he was imprisoned and feared for his life so he did what he did best he said something wise confucius said after king when died his way of truth including the rules of propriety are all within me aren't day if heaven had wished to destroy this way of truth it would not have allowed me to learn it if heaven does not intend to let it perish there is nothing the people of quang can do to me isn't it basically as long as he clung to his morals he was invincible jahn we though may be not so much he was still missing confucius was worried though they called him heavens wooden bell that drove men to action he'd never thought he'd anger any this much.
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"The master replied how about xu never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself of this idea comes up in many cultures and it seemed like pretty sound advice yeah confucius was also big on the importance of humans as humans and our capacity for selfimprovement he had a lot of respect for others name no matter who you were in confucius's eyes you could live a good life and you could find that goodness through wisdom neck and see why this appeals to so many people and there's one more confucian teaching we want to touch on the teaching that drove confucius to seek government influence the idea that society should be ruled by the virtuous not the elite sort of starting with the mandate of heaven then taking it a step further he believed any man if he was noble and good should be able to become an authority figure he said quote if a man can steer his own life straight the task of government should be no problem for him but if he cannot steer his own life straight how could he steer other people straight emphasis on man like most ancient thinkers confucius didn't want women to have any power and the expectation for a woman under confucius his teachings was to just do whatever her husband told her to which was the norm in ancient china before and after confucius to obedience and hierarchy were big and confucius's is he thought a rulers should set an example for the people like a father does for his son high going back to the family again it was essentially because he said trickledown economics but four morality confucius one said and oppressive government is worse than a maneating tiger if confucius could just get the ears of china's leaders and teach them how to live he could change all of china.