Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 4-1-2011

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore connections between the National College Entrance Examination, Confucius, and Belief in Good Fortune in China. These strands are discussed using the “analysis of narrative method” (Gay, Mills, & Airasian, 2009.) Some parents solicit the supernatural power of Confucius to help their children pass this examination. Prison authorities in a part of China have attempted to rehabilitate prisoners by having them study and take a test on the Analects of Confucius (Ames, 1999). Worship of ConfuciusThe purpose of this paper is to explore connections between the National College Entrance Examination, Confucius, and Belief in Good Fortune in China. These strands are discussed using the “analysis of narrative method” (Gay, Mills, & Airasian, 2009.) Some parents solicit the supernatural power of Confucius to help their children pass this examination. Prison authorities in a part of China have attempted to rehabilitate prisoners by having them study and take a test on the Analects of Confucius (Ames, 1999). Worship of Confucius was an important part of the imperial system of China. They treated him in those days as a deity, and many believed that he was sent by Heaven to save the world from destruction.) He was considered a God with spiritual powers due to the influence of Daoism and Buddhism (Zinzhong, 2000). was an important part of the imperial system of China. They treated him in those days as a deity, and many believed that he was sent by Heaven to save the world from destruction.) He was considered a God with spiritual powers due to the influence of Daoism and Buddhism (Zinzhong, 2000). Adherents of a specific religion, sometimes claim spiritual superiority and exclude “others” from attaining entry to Heaven or Nirvana (Idinopulos & Wilson, 1998’ Different strands in this paper may be loosely discussed within a framework of social development theory which suggests among other things, that individuals have the power to channel their hopes and aspirations for upward mobility through relevant and suitable initiatives situated in their external social world.

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