Answer one of the questions below. Your response should be seven to nine pages in length, excluding the bibliography.
• Complete the assignment in 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides. Any deviation from this formatting will result in an automatic grade penalty.
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1. Explain the lasting legacy of Confucian moral theory and practice on political economy, law, and international relations.
2. Explain elite regulation and international stability as discussed in lecture.
3. Discuss the lasting legacies of Confucianism for modernity and democracy in East Asia.
4. Explain Confucian moral theory and practice and illustrate it with five virtues.
5. Explain Confucian political economy and illustrate it with one Imperial policy debate.
6. Explain East Asia’s legal tradition and its relationship to proper order
7. Explain Confucian ritual theory, self-cultivation, and the role of the family in both.
8. Is Confucianism compatible with the rule of law?
9. Is hegemony the equilibrium outcome of East Asian international politics?
10. Is Confucianism inherently conservative or liberal or neither?
William de Bary, Sources of the Chinese Tradition, pp. 587-924
Bell, Beyond Liberal Democracy (entire)