Butterfly Effect

Confucius and Chinese thought

Season 1    Episode 8
November 20, 2016    25m    TV-PG
The choices that Kong Qui, known in the West as Confucius, made during his career as a civil servant and administrator influenced an entire civilization. What if Kong Qui had been as opportunistic and corrupt as other officials? How might the fate of China and its worldview be changed?

• 551 BC, Lu Region, ancient China: Confucius is born in a modest family.

• 57 years later, 80 beautiful women are offered to the Sovereign of Lu, of whom Confucius is the Minister of Justice.

• During the 3rd century, his disciples complete the writing of "The Analects". They thus immortalize his philosophy.

These three intimately connected events are the founding elements of Chinese psychology. Their effects have influenced the world for 2500 years.

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