According to the film, the admiration of the laws of change found origins from a Confucian culture that primarily elevated the status of the element of education through the view of what was known as the Confucian sage that took a toll in the level of human moral development. The prominence of culture and literature within the Protestant missions in Korea saw the establishment of education as one of the fundamental idioms of modern day science that hedged on new religious identities. As provided in the film people who claimed to be After the 17th and the 19th century, Confucians not only saw the world as a reality by begun understand that the world is relevant but begun to practice what was known as observational testing that would explain the results of what we do, a movement that saw the application of these principles in different fields such as agriculture and medicine (He, 2018). The western though as alluded in the video played a significant role in shaping the utilitarian points of view among the Confucians.
Given this, it is essential to determine that issues regarding political and social thoughts were primarily centered on the Chinese philosophies from the earliest moments (Angle, 2016). The Chinese before the nineteenth century were thinkers who were mainly concerned with the understanding of the manner in which institutions and individuals broadly affect the social and political models of the society (He, 2018). This, therefore, saw the philosophers narrowly draw their focus on aspects of governance as well as those of the state, however, in some cases, there were no firm distinctions that were established between the social, political and economic realms.
In my view, the website gives factual information about the country and the facts following the Confucianism period. Confucianism was often characterized and perceived as a system of ethical and social philosophy as opposed to a religion. It is evident that the Confucianism’s established their values on the ancient religious foundations in an effort to develop their transcendent ideals and social values within the traditional Chinese society.
As provided in the views of Rogacz (2018), Koreans the Koreans had not only embraced the element of Protestant Christianity with unmatched enthusiasm as compared to any other Asian nation during this period but undertook the task to evangelize an educate their fellow countrymen. During this period, it is vital to note that perceiving knowledge and Christian literature from the scriptures remained a salient way to the process of salvation. The Koreans, therefore, turned to the reading and memorization of the scripture in an effort to experience the manifestation of the Lord’s revelation. It is therefore evident that the film lacks the respect that was accorded to education as well as learning within a dominant culture that was construed with different values and that constituted a vital element in the replication of faith within different communities during this period.
The information provided in the film compared with what I have read in the textbook and discovered through my portfolio research. According to my readings and findings, the founder of the Confucianism worldview had no intent of founding a new religion but thought of reviving and interpreting the unnamed religions within the Zhou dynasty, an aspect that saw several people throughout the system of a religious rule go bankrupt since they couldn’t have to go prevent the social upheavals they encountered in life. Confucius ethical values and vision, therefore, ran against the legal mins that were established during this age (Rogacz, 2018). The Confucianism was then accepted as a state ideology from the period of the imperial state that promoted their values in an effort to maintain their status quo, order, and the law. Imperial families as well as the notables that sponsored the morality books encouraged the practice of the Confucians as a result of their respect for parents, values, keeping their place within the society, the loyalty to the government, and their ethical practices, a side that was considered as conservative since it served in bolstering some of the established institutions as well as the standing social segments within the society.
In my findings, it is essential to consider that there was another side of the Confucians as evident in their acts that did not only stress social rituals but the need for humanness. In most cases, the Confucians mostly translated the element an attribute of love for kindness, and it was not only viewed as a single virtue but the single source of virtue that tied all the other attributes. On the other hand, the Chinese character was considered as a representation of two persons that involved the potential to live humanely rather than scrapping as beats or birds. The Confucianism conformed to the acceptance of their social roles within the society, with the inner side of this intricate aspect entailing the cultivation of character and conscience.
Cultivation, in this case, involved the broader aspect of education as well as the reflection of an individual’s actions. This, therefore, stood as a lifetime commitment to a character that was instituted to polish and carve the character of an individual until it was perceived as a lustrous gem. In a nutshell, the prominence of culture and literature within the Protestant missions in Korea saw the establishment of education as one of the fundamental idioms of modern day science that hedged on new religious identities. As provided in the film, the Confucians not only saw the world as a reality by begun understand that the world is relevant but begun to practice what was known as observational testing that would explain the results of what we do, a movement that saw the application of these principles in different fields such as agriculture and medicine.
- Angle, S. (2016). Social and Political Thought in Chinese Philosophy. Retrieved from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/chinese-social-political/
- He, C. (2018). New Confucianism, Science and the Future of the Environment. European Review, 26(2), 368-380. doi:10.1017/S1062798717000746
- Rogacz, D. (2018). The birth of enlightenment secularism from the spirit of Confucianism. Asian Philosophy, 28(1), 68-83. doi:10.1080/09552367.2018.1428051