Confucius: Chinese Philosopher and Teacher (Signature Lives: Ancient World)

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No individual has so strongly influenced Chinese culture as Confucius. The ancient Chinese philosopher was born in 551 B.C. As an adult, he tried to become an adviser to Chinas rulers, but had little success. Yet his teachings were spread by his students who were inspired by the great thinker. These teachings became Confucianism, the official philosophy of China. Confucianism spread to nearby countries including Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and today people still study the instructions on morality and responsibility.

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Formerly an editor at the educational publisher 'Weekly Reader', Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.

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With over 100 titles to date, this series for middle school readers presents biographies of the notable and the notorious from ancient times to the present. These recent entries present a man and a woman who not only impacted their ancient societies but --Multicultural Review

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