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Volume VII, 2008

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss Confucian philosophy and compare its relevance to modern concepts of leadership and followership. It will demonstrate that both exemplify the same ideology, though separated by centuries of history. The paper first introduces the reader to the history of Chinese government and the life of Confucius as a teacher. Then it will expand on the importance of understanding his philosophy on leadership and followership as well as its impact on China’s political and cultural development. It will then examine three Confucian teachings on leadership and three on followership. Finally, with this information, it will discuss modern concepts of leadership and followership as they pertain to today’s world.