Today, we will continue with the same discussion roles as we introduced last class, but will focus our discussion on the following two sets of questions:
How did filial piety (xiao 孝) inform the life of Sima Qian (司馬遷)?
How does reading about Sima Qian help us reflect on the appropriate role of the historian?
Fu Baoshi (傅抱石) admired Qu Yuan's passionate loyalty to his country, his noble nature, and has literary achievements. Fu Baoshi and his friend Guo Moruo (郭沫若) drew on the memory of Qu Yuan to inspire their countrymen to fight against Japan's occupation of China during World War II. "Qu Yuan" by Fu Baoshi. From the Palace Museum, Beijing.