HIS 111 Confucius Paper Assignment
I would never have believed that Confucius'
grave survived to the present, but here it is in Qufu in Shandong Province--although no
one is exactly sure that he is really buried there. The standing
stone in the center dates to the fifteenth century and is
inscribed: "Grave of the Sacred King of
Culture, who achieved Absolute Perfection." Photo credit
Read Confucius, The Analects (in its entirety).
Answer the following question in a one-page paper:
Citing specific evidence from Confucius' The Analects (not from the textbook), explain some of the characteristics of ideal
government according to Confucius.
Your paper must follow the following format:
- typed using a word processor
(font size 10 or 12 only)
- one-inch margins
- page number citations for your
- not to exceed one (1) page
- name, date and HIS 111, depending on your course, at
the top left
- must have a brief introduction
and conclusion (each not to exceed two sentences)
may consider submitting drafts of your assignment to your instructor for
feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about
your draft. The questions can be general (Is my introduction clear?) or
specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
You can send in multiple drafts (within reason) of an assignment before you submit for a grade.
- At times, you may be asked
to rewrite your essay before it is graded. This is done for your own benefit
and will result in an improved grade.
Before proceeding, you might wish to read
the short notes and
review the study questions on Confucius.
Your assignment should be sent to your course
instructor following the directions for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review
Charlie's History Writing Center for
specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the
The Confucius Paper is worth a maximum of 100 points.
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