Six Chinese Confucian Teachings midterm essay

This is a midterm essay for my Chinese civilization class. Please write according to the following criteria and using the PDF file I attached to this question. This essay should be 5 pages long and 12 size font, double spaced. Also please try to answer the listed 3 questions in the essay, thanks.

For each essay, you should choose one of the primary source selections from the same topical list and analyze what it tells us about that topic, or some subset of it. (For example, a selection on the Tang legal code is under the government topic, but you can focus on examinations or official recruitment rather than the government as a whole.)

Questions to be considered:

0 Who wrote the selection, when was it written, and why?

o To what extent does the selection reflect particular issues relating to the age (or place) in which it was written, or broader issues spanning different periods or places?

o What impact, if any, does the passage seem to have had?

• In writing your essays, you should give as much supporting detail as you can from the writings that you are discussion. We do not expect you to do any additional reading for the paper, but if you do, make sure that you cite any sources that you use. For class books that you use, quotations and specific references should be cited a parenthetical citation identifying the source and with page number.

• The essays must be in your own language. It is NOT permissible to copy the essays, or portions of them, from other students or the internet. You may quote from sources (especially your primary source), but if so you must indicate this with quotation marks with page number(s) in parenthesis. If you use some source other than Ebrey or Hansen, then you must provide a bibliographical entry for it at the end of the paper.


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