Confucious? (essay question)
China’s most influential philosopher and teacher whose ideas dominated Chinese life for over 20 centuries. He believed the state should not exists for the power and pleasure of the elite; it should be a cooperative system for the well-being and happiness of the people. After his death, the Confucian Classics, 13 texts that he did not write, became the basis for education and guide for morality, law, and religion in China for 2000 years. In 1949, the communists took over and abandoned the Classics.