Society Vs Confucianism

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When people join together, they create society. When societies join together, they create history. It is the in efforts of the people that orchestrate the course of events that will eventually shape not only our modern world, but the course of human history. But why is that, throughout history, certain societies were able to dominate the historical stage, and other societies cannot help but go extinct? For example, Europe and China both had a “Golden Age”, but in the modern world, Europe becomes the “sole power”, and China lives in just a corner of the world. Same mankind, but why were the Europeans able to connect territories of the world, and why did Chinese choose to isolate itself? If China invented all of the fundamental technologies, why was only Europe able to use them in fulfilling the pursuit of knowledge?
Historians have been investigating the mystery. How were Europeans able excel at manipulating resources to an extent that eventually changed the world? What is the European secret? The best answer lies in
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If Christianity were about the battle against the original sin, Confucianism would be about the battle against social dislocation. The perseverance of unity is very important in the Confucian society, for that powers of many is always greater than the power of individuals. To maintain unity, every person is obligated to follow a set of relationships in the Five Constant Relationships, which displays that the inferiors should support the superiors, while the superiors should protect the inferiors; for example, “a younger brother and son [is required to] be filial at home and defencial in the community, be cautious in what [he] say[s], and then make good on [his] word, love the multitude broady and intimate with those who are authoritative in their conduct” (De Bary and Bloom 48). The Confucian society is more than a society. It is also a family bond by support and

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