Genius of the Ancient World

Genius Of The Ancient World


Historian Bettany Hughes profiles Confucius, who is credited to have been the first Chinese thinker to take a systematic philosophical approach to issues of social, political and ethical importance. Born during the chaotic Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history, Confucius believed that harmony could be promoted and achieved through the examples of sage rulers. He was an innovative teacher, and tried to instill his principles of moral excellence in China's elite. Although he died without seeing...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #103

Thursday, August 9 at 2:00 am on 12.1

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