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Slavicek, Louise Chipley, 1956-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Discusses what Confucianism is, the life, times, and teachings of Confucius, and the spread and practice of Confucianism in modern times.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.9 7.0 57486.
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BL1853 .S55 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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More than two thousand years ago, the Chinese scholar and teacher Confucius wrestled with the problem of how to create a just and peaceful society. His teachings, which came to be known as Confucianism, stressed benevolence toward others, respect for tradition, self-discipline, and education. Both a religion and a philosophy, Confucianism has profoundly influenced the social, cultural, and political life not only of China, but of much of East Asia. Today, its principles are still studied and followed by millions.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-On the plus side, these books are informative and well organized. The writing is clear and the "Works Consulted" lists include a healthy helping of Web sites. Shinto offers information on the roots of the religion, its beliefs, ceremonies, and its role in the modern world. Confucianism considers the life and work of Confucius and devotes several chapters to the history of the religion; other chapters examine its role in 20th-century China and its relevance today. The books, while generously illustrated, contain a number of photos and reproductions that are either faded, dark, or do not offer enough contrast. The "World Religions" series (Facts On File) is more engaging with better layouts and higher print quality. However, both Shinto and Confucianism are accessible and can be used to supplement other resources such as Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion (Macmillan, 1993) and The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion (Corpus, 1979; o.p.).-Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.