This October, the OUP Philosophy team honors Confucius (551 BC–479 BC) as their Philosopher of the Month. Recognized today as China’s greatest teacher, Confucius was an early philosopher whose influence on intellectual and social history extended well beyond the boundaries of China. His lessons emphasized moral cultivation, stressed literacy, and demanded that his students be enthusiastic, serious, and self-reflective.
How much do you know about Confucius and his teachings? Test your knowledge with our quiz below.
Quiz image: Image of Confucius circa 1770. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Featured image: Temple in Chongming Island, Shanghai, China. Photo by Joshua Wickerham. CC-BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.