Confucius’s political philosophy of governing the country: Historical and contemporary considerations
Quyet Thi Nguyen – Lan Thi Pham – Nam Van Lai
Our article focuses on clarifying Confucius's ideology of governing the country, thereby evaluating the historic values of his thought. The research begins with the doctrine of “Rectification of Names” and the idea of “virtuous rule” - Confucianism's foundational doctrine governing the country. Only then will we apply the Rectification of Names and virtuous rule to develop ideas about the quality of rulers and the relationship between the rulers and the people? The article concludes with a contemporary assessment of the influence of Confucius' ideology of governance on China's politics, culture, and history. This assessment helps us understand the extent of the influence of Confucius’s doctrine on the people of the East.
Key words: Confucius, Rectification of Names, virtuous rule, rulers, the ideology of governing the country