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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Household servants?

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    Bill Haines

    Around the time of Confucius and Youzi, in a typical household of the sort to produce a candidate for the Ru class, would adult servants be major figures in the daily life of a young boy? Would they be unrelated to him by blood? Would they be a child’s main visible exemplars of role specificity?

    Do we have a clue about any of that?

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    Bill Haines

    … or in the typical household whose boys might be expected to become officials or rulers.

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