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Now Out: Essay 1352 on 儒 (Confucianism) and 5 New-Monics

The 232nd essay has posted! Essay 1352 on 儒 (Confucianism; scholar) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

"Even though Japanese ways of thinking are based on Shinto, Buddhism, and Confucianism, many people think they have no religion." That sample sentence in this essay sheds light on how Confucianism (with its emphasis on hierarchy, filial piety, and education) permeates the culture but how the Japanese don’t necessarily recognize the Confucianism underlying their values. 

Using the accompanying game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it.

Also, Ulrike has produced a batch of new-monics (which are free!):

千 (47: thousand)
話 (221: talk)
活 (244: active)
舌 (732: tongue)
乱 (989: confusion)


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