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    Eastern Philosopher Letter: Confucius

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    I need to write a letter from an Eastern Philosopher to his student explaining his philosophy and beliefs about a subject.

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    Note to the Student:
    I have created several solutions on this very problem before. I chose to give you one of the sample 'in-persona' letters simulated to appear like it was written by ancient Chinese Philosopher Confucius. Below is the solution. The first part introduces Confucius, Confucianism & the topic of the letter briefly - the value of life & the ethics of governance. The second part is the simulated letter itself, displaying the style & rhetoric found in writings attributed to Confucius. If you have any questions regarding this solution, just send me a message and I'll be glad to help. Thank you for using Brainmass.

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    OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

    The teachings of Confucius on the value of Life & the Ethics of governance with regards to preservation of Nature

    About Confucius

    Confucius or Kung Fu Zi was born in the Fall of 551 BC; a Chinese Social Philosopher & Thinker whose teachings & ideas greatly influenced, Chinese, Korean, Japanese & Vietnamese way of life & thought enduring from his period of living to this day & age. His philosophies focused on justice & sincerity, social relationships influenced by a certain morality that starts from the halls of the emperor to every far flung village. Doctrines like Legalism (the correctness & morality of governance) & Taoism forwarded his teachings all over the Chinese Empire during the Han Dynasty subsequently collected as a system of thinking/philosophy referred to as Confucianism. Master Kung, as he is referred to travelled far & wide across the Empire to teach, study, observe & relate his social philosophies. The bulk of his work, actually, fragments of his teachings as recollected by those who followed him was put together as his "Analects" years after his death. The Five Classics of Chinese Philosophical writings are attributed to him though some historians argue that the lack of evidence points out ...

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    The solution is a simulated letter from an Eastern Philosopher. The first part introduces Confucius, Confucianism & the topic of the letter briefly - the value of life & the ethics of governance. The second part is the simulated letter itself, displaying the style & rhetoric found in writings attributed to Confucius.

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