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Annotated Bibliography of the Analects of Confucius

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Annotated Bibliography of the Analects of Confucius
Confucius is a Chinese philosopher who campaigned for education for all, rejecting the kind of system where only the ruling class underwent learning during the era of the warring states in native China. This man was known as Kong Qiu of Shandong Peninsula. His ideas were drafted by his disciples in the form of passages referred to as the Analects of Confucius. The passages describe the man Confucius and recount some of his life ordeals and his thoughts on subjects like education and leadership. The Analects convey philosophy based on educational, leadership and moral issues. This paper is an annotated bibliography of Analects of Confucius.
Tan, Charlene. "Beyond ‘either-or’ thinking: John Dewey and Confucius on subject-matter and the learner." Pedagogy, Culture & Society 24.1 (2016): 55-74.
The article is a comparison of how John Dewey and Confucius think about education by looking at the nature of and relationship between the subject-matter and the learner. The author draws the analysis from the current literature that the two philosophers have different views on education. In the existing research, Tan notes that Dewey is projected as an advocate for the child-centered education while Confucius gives a privilege to the subject-matter that is provided through texts (55). However, this article asserts that both Dewey and Confucius rejected both subject-matter or child’s thinking but emphasize on the importance of both the subject-matter and the learner and direct that the teachers have to direct the learning through the integration of appropriate content into the learner’s total experience. The article highlights the modern relevance and the implications of the views of Dewey and Confucius on education in the promotion of student-centered learning.
Tan posits that the comparative study of these two philosophers is incongruent due to their existence at very different periods, and the distinct cultural and philosophical backgrounds (55). While Confucius lived over two-hundred years ago, the American Dewey existed between 1859 to 1952 (55-56). Dewey was nicknamed the second Confucius at the time when he was a tutor in China. He used the term subject-matter to denote the content given to the students. The article uses learner, not student, to fit the context of education at the time of Confucius.
The position that Dewey took is based on his observation in the nature of human beings who like to think in the manner of extreme contradictions by forming their beliefs of “either-or,” and...

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Date:   12/15/2017

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