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Background on Chinese Literature/Analects of Confucius I. Identify the term being referred to: ________________________ 1.

It is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. ________________________ 2. It is the dynasty that documented Chinas legendary history. ________________________ 3. It was the period of great intellectual ferment. ________________________ 4. ________________________ 5. These were the three philosophies that originated in China. ________________________ 6. ________________________ 7. He is considered the greatest philosopher in China. ________________________ 8. It was the dynasty which did not give much recognition during Confucius own lifetime. ________________________ 9. It was the period which gave Confucius much recognition. ________________________ 10. It was the title given to Confucius. ________________________ 11. It was the title of the compilation of Confucius works by his disciples. ________________________ 12. It was the period of great intellectual and literary activity. ________________________ 13. This philosophy celebrates mans association and independency with nature. ________________________ 14. This postulates that humans are evil and need to be controlled using laws in order to prevent chaos. ________________________ 15. It is an ethical and philosophical system based on the teachings of Confucius. ________________________ 16. It is the symbol of Taoism. ________________________ 17. ________________________ 18. These are the Chinese mystical thoughts. ________________________ 19. It is the literal meaning of tao. ________________________ 20. It is the heart of Chinese Literature. ________________________ 21. It is the Chinese name of Confucius. ________________________ 22. It is the birthplace of Confucius. ________________________ 23. It was Confucius job in order to educate himself. ________________________ 24. It is the number of arts that Confucius mastered. ________________________ 25. It is a process of constant self-improvement according to Confucius. ________________________ 26. It was the time of great moral decline. ________________________ 27. It is a natural consequence of education according to Confucius. ________________________ 28. It was considered the Golden Age of Chinese Literature. ________________________ 29. It is the ideal character/hero in Chinese Literature. ________________________ 30. This country is considered the Sleeping Giant. II. Read the statements carefully. Write, A Tu Fu, B Li Po and C Po Chu-i. Write your answers on the blank provided. 1. He stated this line: Let us all be less selfish, let us do what we are supposed to do. _______ 2. He is called Poet Historian and Poet Sage. _______ 3. He was a poet and official during Tang Dynasty. _______ 4. His deepest influence was Taoism. _______ 5. He was part of the Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup. _______ 6. He formed formal friendship with Li Po. _______ 7. The Red Cockatoo is one of his literary works. _______ 8. He got a paralyzed leg in his life. _______ 9. He spoke publicly against the government officials in his time. _______ 10. His works also talked about Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism. _______ 11. He was born in Shansi. _______ 12. He received his formal education at ten years old. _______ III. Explain the Analects of Confucius. Write your paragraph in the box. (5 pts. each) 1. The great man is not a mere receptacle.

2. Golden Rule of Confucius: Do unto others what you want others do unto you.

IV. Using the back portion of the paper, draw a symbol which represents Chinese Literatures influence to the world? (5 pts.)