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Confucius: The Creator of the Golden Rule

1 h 29 min2016ALL
Confucius was one of history's most influential thinkers. He was a sage, philosopher and teacher who, with Socrates and Buddha, lived at an extraordinary time in the evolution of human civilization. This stunningly beautiful drama-documentary explores the life and times of Confucius, while reflecting on his influence on modern justice and morality. Today, Confucius is a window into China's rise.
Wang KeqingQin XueZhou JueHugo MacGregor
English [CC]
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L. RichardReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2022
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Informative insight into what makes many Chinese people who they are
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Often so-called Western and Eastern ideas and values are portrayed as being like polar opposites. This documentary about Confucius shows us that yes, values are different, but also universal. It is just that the emphasis of Confucian values is quite different to so-called Western values.

Really easy to understand documentary with high production values. One for the RE class, or PHSE class at secondary level.
Rowena HoseasonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2022
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Detailed & informative documentary
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Superb feature-length documentary, with some dramatic re-enactments, and quite a bit of informed interviews from experts and academics.
Gives an overview of Confucious' life, explains how his philosophy developed and was recorded, plus how it has been interpreted over centuries and how it has relevance today.
ABout 50/50 in spoken English and subtitled - we found it very accessible, intelligently presented and accompanied by some beautiful images.
There's not much critical here at all; it's a generally positive and upbeat interpretation of some quite challenging perspectives. But a very entertaining intro to the subject.
LindoslandReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2022
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Excellent. His ideas are presented in a way that is clear and easy to understand
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Fascinating! I didn't realise until now just how succinctly Confucius expressed things that I have come to value in my search for a way forward that holds society together without needing Christianity and the idea of a creator.
'The principal question in politics is how to restrain power', YES.
'If people are led by penal laws they will try to avoid punishment but have no sense of shame.' YES (Christianity invoked shame but in the sense of sinning before God not in interpersonal relations.)
'If they are led by virtue and rules of propriety they will have a sense of shame and become good.'
His system is centred on family, with society a bigger version of family.
Those of us who oppose the imposition of the 'great reset', can take hope from the fact that these ideas have lasted for 2500 years (and though rejected in Mao's revolution of the 60s are making a comeback).
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SilviuReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 May 2022
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Awesome documentary
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Great presentation of one of the most remarkable influencer of all times.
Tom b.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2022
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I love this sort of stuff
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great doco, I'm just not that good with subtitles. enjoyed watching and reading though.
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