Six Arts as Ancient Curriculum of China
Science Innovation
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 398-402
Received: Dec. 27, 2017; Published: Dec. 28, 2017
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Liu Mingyue, Department of Education, Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea
An Gyeong-sik, Department of Education, Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea
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The purpose of this study is to find out the Six Arts as Ancient Curriculum of China and its Origin and contents of education, and the educational implications. Six Arts of Ancient Curriculum had a long history which became systematized in the Zhou Dynasty of ChengKang and collapsed in the end of the Qing Dynasty. After thousands of years, it had an effect on china and neighboring countries. It is made up of both knowledge and training to build a harmonious relationship between objects and humans. Li(礼) is a method to prescribe bar mitzvah, wedding, funeral and sacrifice, and refers to practice for establishing a personal relationship with others. Yue(乐) involves music, dance, and poetry, which harmonizes body and mind based on the sense of the relationship between the melodies of music. Li and Yue became ‘system of rites and music’ which was effected on east area. She(射) as Archery, using bow and arrow, is a martial art that focuses on one’s whole body. it isn’t categorized as a physical training but Archery Manner. It was a way to select talents and observe virtue. Yu(御) is an impossible art when a rider fails to communicate with the horse that the rider’s riding on, where there’s no enemy in riding a horse. It united with Li and Yue which is also formed as Carriage Manners later. Shu(书)is writing. It is the primary tool for cultivating talented people through writing and learning letters. Shu(数)is Mathematics. It is a tool of recognition and practice that is used in each direction in real life by law of number and quantity.
Six Arts, Li(礼), Yue(乐), She(射), Yu(御), Shu(书), Shu(数)
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Liu Mingyue, An Gyeong-sik, Six Arts as Ancient Curriculum of China, Science Innovation. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 398-402. doi: 10.11648/
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