The Chinese System Of Public Education

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781141373987
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2010
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.49 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

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to Mencius, should be guided respectively by the principles of love, righteousness, propriety, deference, and sincerity." The belief was that with these principles inculcated in the minds of the people they would live at peace with one another and social -stability would thus be secured. It seems clear that the content of education during the time of Yao and Shun and the first two dynasties, Hsia and Shang, was essentially moral and religious in character, dealing as it loes with the relationship between man and man and between man and spirits. The existence of the institution known as Hsu, where archery was practiced and taught, seems to indicate that some form of physical or military training was also given. Literary education, as we understand it to-day, hardly existed at that early epoch, when the art of printing was not yet discovered. It is recorded, however, that in the Shang Hsiang, or college for higher education, the study of bamboo books and the tracing of characters on bamboo tablets were among the occupations of its students.14 Method of Ancient Education The method of education of the ancient Chinese, like that used by the ancients of other nations, was simple in character. As yet there was no large body of knowledge or organized subjects of study through which the aims of education could be realized. Although bamboo books are recorded to have existed at that time, their use was confined, as we have seen, to the Shang Hsiang, or college of higher education, and their number must have been very small, owing to the difficulties involved in their preparation. The moral training and the training in ceremonials and music were given chiefly in two ways, by word of mouth andby example. In the description of the training of a boy given in the Regulations of the Int...
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