Confucius (born 551 BC, died 478 BC) was an important
Confucius lived in a time when many states were fighting
Confucius wanted people to think about other people more than about
These were traditional relationships called the 'five prototypes'. Confucius said that in all these relationships, both people must obey rules. For example, a subject must obey a prince, but also a prince must listen to a subject and must rule him well and fairly.
Confucius said that people should only do things to other people if they would be okay with other people doing those things to themselves.
This is sometimes called the
His students wrote down small stories about him, and things that he said.
These were put together to make a book called