hdchris (hdchris) wrote in rsqubf,

Are all Confucianists copycats?

Recently I read an article about China that made a connection between the phenomenon of copyright infringement by Chinese manufacturers and their Confucianist background. It mentioned that in a Confucianist society, learning means copying the behavior of the master unto perfection. Creative and original thinking is not practiced, only copying. Even school and university is mostly memorizing stuff, not working and thinking on your own, or even critical thinking.

In fact, I suddenly noticed how much UBF is about copying behavior. I was always amazed about the amount of copied behavior in UBF. For instance, most missionaries even copied the strange way how Samuel Lee used to clear his throat and similar mannerisms. Maybe it's true that this copycat mindset has something to do with the Confucianist background.
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