In this program we will be discussing Confucius, the philosopher who is recognized all over the world as a symbol of Chinese culture. For thousands of years, Confucianism has been at the heart of traditional Chinese culture, exerting a powerful influence over virtually every aspect of Chinese life. 2,000 years ago, during the spring and autumn and the Warring States Period, a number of other schools of thought emerged, but what was it about that time that encouraged so much philosophical thought? We’re going to find out just that!
Chinese Civilizations sets out to illustrate the evolution of Chinese Civilization through an investigation of archeological discoveries, historical sites and cultural relics. In the course of this investigation, it will reflect the enduring desire for self-improvement and social commitment that are a feature of the Chinese nation.