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The Inheritance and Modern Value of Confucius’ Confucian Educational View in Higher Education of East Asian Countries

Wei Bu


The purpose of this paper is to re-examine the inheritance and modern value of Confucian educational view in the higher education of East Asian countries. By analyzing the core principles of Confucius’ educational outlook, this paper discusses its inheritance in higher education in China, South Korea, and Japan, and deeply studies its modern social values, including interpersonal relations and social harmony, value shaping and social responsibility, personal cultivation and all-round development, and Confucian values in cross-cultural communication. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the far-reaching influence of Confucius’ Confucian educational view and provide useful insights for the development of modern higher education.


Confucius’ Confucian educational view; Higher education; Inheritance; Modern value; Interpersonal relationships

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i23.9860