A Study of Confucius's Political Ideas in the Formation of the Utopia

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Religions and Mysticism, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran

2 PhD Student in Religions and Mysticism, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran


How to draw the ideal world and the components of achieving it has been always one of the fundamental human questions. Among these, the political thought of Confucius and his ideal world in ancient China has a special place. He considers the formation of the utopia to be possible when the moral principles, practice of Lee's principle, the rule of the wise ruler and the amendments are carried out in it. He believes that the utopia in China will be achieved by imitating the golden and mythical age of ancient China, teaching moral virtues to rulers and setting them as role models for society. In this research, using an analytical and theoretical approach, we try to study the political components of the utopia theory in the Confucianism and answer the question: What is the method and plan of Confucius to reach the utopia?


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