China History Podcast

There’s Something About Confucius1 min read

Part two in the History of Chinese Philosophy podcast series


In this second helping of Laszlo’s overview of the history of Chinese philosophy, exclusive to the China Channel for a week before it goes up at the China History Podcast, the Great Sage himself is the center of focus. Arguably China’s most famous citizen of all time, Confucius (and his disciples) created an ideology and political system that had incredible lasting power. Part two examines the stories surrounding Confucius’s life  growing up and operating in the State of Lu during the last decades of the Spring and Autumn period of the Zhou Dynasty. In addition to the trials and tribulations faced by Master Kong in his day, the basic tenets of Confucianism are introduced:

Previous episodes in the series:
Episode one: The History of Chinese Philosophy
Laszlo’s Chinese philosophy infographic, click to view the full size version: