Curriculum’s Confucian, military courses panned – Taipei Times
Ministry of Education guidelines mandate 20 credits of “mandatory”
Chinese language courses, with the four credit “materials” courses the
only electives mandated, he said. The “materials” consist of
selections from the canonical Confucian classics The Analects (論語),
Mencius (孟子), Great Learning (大學) and Doctrine of the Mean (中庸), which
comprise the “Four Books” chosen by the Sung Dynasty’s Zhu Xi (朱熹) to
serve as a basic introduction to Confucian thought.