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Communist world 2100 van Vogt, A. E. Slan. New York: Simon & Schuster/Berkley (1975; C. 1968); pg. 28. "'The former leader cannot simply step down into a subordinate role. His prestige never actually vanishes--as witness Napoleon and Stalin--therefore he remains a permanent danger. But a would-be leader can simply be disciplined and put back on his job. And that is my plan for John Petty.' "
Communist world 2103 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 121. "Every time we killed a thousand Bugs at a cost of one M.I. it as a net victory for the Bugs. We were learning, expensively, just how efficient a total communism can be when used by a people actually adapted to it by evolution; the Bug commissars didn't care any more about expending soldiers than we careda bout expending ammo. Perhaps we could have figured this out about the Bugs by noting the grief the Chinese Hegemony gave the Russ-Anglo-American Alliance; however, the trouble with 'lessons from history' is that we usually read them best after falling flat on our chins. "
Communist world 2103 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 143-144. "'...mankind has tried thousands of ways and many more have been proposed, some weird in the extreme such as the antlike communism urged by Plato under the misleading title The Republic...' "
Communist world 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 11. Pg. 11: "The touch of my thumb on the security plate activates it. Must be mine. The screen clears. Words swim up:


I do.


The question startles me. I speak the answer aloud, 'A Commie [expletive: c-nt].' I reach to type it in but apparently the werp has voice processing because it's already responding. "; Pg. 22: "He shouted through the door that he could never get any [expletive] word done, he [expletive] had to put up with a free-loading half0nigger and a Commie cunt. "

Communist world 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 12. "The screen scrolls up:


Communist world 2119 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 314. "Machiavelli understood. If you intend to rule, you don't shrink from killing... And Salin understood it, too--you can never be loyal to anybody, because that only weakens you. Lenin was good to Stalin, gave him his chance, raised him out of nothing to be the keeper of the gate to power. But that didn't stop Stalin from imprisoning Lenin and then killing him. "
Communist world 2125 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 15. "Opening at random (a highly approved method) he read over a few paragraphs of the great twenty-first century Communist theologian's apologia pro sua vita. "
Communist world 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 128. "Do it, she told herself. Do it. Kill him. Even if you die doing it, it's worth it. This is Hitler, Stalin. Genghis, Attila all rolled into one. "
Communist world 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 140. "So this [Peter Wiggin] is the kid who brokered the ceasefire that ended the League War. The kid who wants to be Hegemon. Good looking, but not movie-star handsome--people would like him, trust him. Bean had studied the vids of Hitler and Stalin. The difference was palpable--Stalin never had to get elected; Hitler did. Even with that stupid mustache, you could see it in Hitler's eyes, that ability to see into you... that he cared about you. But Stalin, he looked like the liar that he was. Peter was definitely in the charismatic category. Like Hitler. "
Communist world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 11. [Year estimated.] "You either emigrated or they burned your ass in some fruitless war. The government did not even bother to justify war, now. They just sent you out, killed you and recruited a replacement. It all came from the unification of the Communist Party and the Catholic Church into one mega-aparatus, with two chiefs-of-state, as in ancient Sparta. "
Communist world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 30. "'The Party,' Herb Asher said. He still thought of it by its old name, the Communist Party.

'But in college I began to get involved in church work. I made the decision. I chose God over the material universe.'

'So you're Catholic.' "

Communist world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 161. "'The Communist Party has not the world power that you are accustomed to. The term 'Scientific Legate' is not known. Nor is Fulton Statler harms the chief prelate of the C.I.C., inasmuch as no Christian-Islamic Church exists. He is a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church; he does not control the lives of millions.' "
Communist world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 194. "'The communists enslave man's body and man's soul,' Harms said. "
Communist world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 634. "'...Confucius didn't say that. Lenin preserve us! I'm going to call him up and give him hell.' "
Communist world 2175 Anderson, Poul. Fleet of Stars. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 156. "'...Unforseeable new ideas, faiths, desires; and some are sure to prove as troublesome as Catharism, Communism, Avantism, or a hundred others were in their day...' " [These religions don't exist at this fiture date in which this character is talking, but are being mentioned as part of history.]
Communist world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 102. "'You ought to have gotten a course in socialist medicine. Acupuncture, herbal lore, and Marxist ideology. As far as I can figure out, you are supposed to stick your companion full of needles and read selected passages from the Communist Manifesto to her.' "
Communist world 2200 Heinlein, Robert A. Double Star. New York: Ballantine (1986; first ed. 1956); pg. 128. "The Communists developed the new brain-wash-by-drugs to an efficient technique, then when there were more Communists, the Bands of Brothers polished it up still further... "
Communist world 2200 Knight, Damon. "Don't Live in the Past " in Turning On. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1966; c. 1951); pg. 177. "'Why? Because I started with what every other conqueror tried in vain to achieve--a world dominion. IT is all the world or none, Mr. Mazurin. Napoleon knew that. Hitler knew that. Stalin knew that. And that was the inexorable law that humbled each in his turn. They tried to achieve peace through war--fatal, fatal. They had to try, of course. They were born to rule too, but at the wrong time.' "
Communist world 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 83. "'...Thanks to our computers, we can run political experiments in cyberspace before trying them out in practice. Lenin was unlucky; he was born a hundred years too soon. Russian communism might have worked--at least for a while--if it had had microchips. And had managed to avoid Stalin.' "
Communist Yugoslavia 1950 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 208. "Marshal Tito was indeed Von Bach's acknowledged hero... Tito had supplanted the German fascists here at the end of their occupation of Europe, first aligning with the Russian communists of the Soviet ruler Stalin. But when Stalin's security had proved more costly to the chronically conflicted people of the Balkan Peninsula... "
Community of Christ (RLDS) world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 16. "...the Reorganized Church of the Latter-Day Saints, Standard Oil of Ohio, the Zig-Zag Men, the Rubble Risers, the Children of Ra... "
Confucianism British Columbia 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 209. "Many of Old Vancouver's priciest and more view-endowed precincts had been acquired by the Hong Kong Mutual Benevolent Society... and the Confucians owned the tallest office building in the downtown area. "
Confucianism China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 362. "Master Li [Taoist master] gave a somewhat unceremonious hoot of laughter. 'You are quoting Master K'ung! Even though you must know that he and I are as unlike as the bright side of the hill is to the dark.'

'But surely, light or dark, it is all the same hill,' said the duke mildly.

'No thanks to Master K'ung. Or Confucius, as the vulgar name him. You must go to Wei, my boy... Or wherever Confucius happens to be for the moment. He stays no place for very long. He is always greeted with deference. But then he starts to harangue and annoy officials, even rulers. Why, he once tried to instruct the son of heaven himself! Oh, it was mortifying. But then he is a vain and foolish man, who thinks of nothing but holding public office. He lusts for worldly distinction and power...' " [Many other refs., not in DB. The narrator/main character meets Confucius himself.]

Confucianism China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 383. "Like the other baronial families, the Mengs conducted a school for the sons of its retainers. Confucius was the most brilliant student ever to attend the school. He studied the Odes, the Histories, The Book of Changes; he made himself an expert on the past so that he might be useful in the present. As a son of the premier knight, he was also trained to be a soldier. He proved to be an excellent archer until middle age clouded his eyes... Although he himself wrote nothing, he was the principal interpreter of the Chou texts. It was said that he had read The Book of Changes so many times that the thong which holds together the bamboo-strip pages had to be replaced a half-dozen times. He'd worn out the leather in rather the same way that he had worn out the patience of his colleagues in the administration of Lu. "
Confucianism China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 384. "Although he was not unlike one of those philosophers that we see--or rather, that I hear at Athens--he took practically no money from the young, and unlike your lively friend Socrates, he did not ask questions in order to lead the young to wisdom. Confucius answered questions; and many of his answers came from a positively archival memory. He knew the entire recorded history of their predecessors the Shang. Although many Cathayans [Chinese] believe that Confucius is a divine sage--one of those rare heaven-sent teachers who do such a lot of harm--Confucius himself steadfastly denied not only divinity but sagacity. Nevertheless, he became so celebrated outside Lu that men from every part of the Middle Kingdom came to visit him. He received everyone courteously; spoke of what was and of what should be. It was his description of what should be that got him into trouble. "
Confucianism China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 393. "Confucius smiled at his disciples, aware of their disappointment. 'Little ones,' he said softly, 'if out of the entire Book of Songs I had to take one phrase to cover all my teaching, I would say 'Let there be no evil in your thoughts.' ' "
Confucianism China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 383-384. "At some point, Confucius became a teacher. I could never find out when or how this began. It must have happened gradually. As he got older and wiser and more learned, young men would come to him with questions about this or that. By the time he was fifty, he must have had thirty or forty full-time disciples, young knights like Fan Ch'ih who would listen to him by the hour. "
Confucianism China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981), book jacket. Book jacket: "With this epic novel of the fifth century B.C. Gore Vidal returns to the genre of which he is an acknowledged master: great historical fiction... The fifth century was perhaps the most spectacular period in the history of mankind--the age of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, Anaxagoras, Socrates, Pericles, and of the first explorations into the human soul and the mysteries of the universe. Through Vidal's hero-narrator, Cyrus Spitama, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster, we witness at first hand the wonders of the epoch... in Cathay [part of China] where he fishes with Confucius... "
Confucianism China 19 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 22-23. "'Does not the court follow, instead, the precepts of the great K'ung Fu-tze?'

'Certainly. Yet--wisdom and strength grow scarce...

Ts'ai Li's tone grew earnest. 'Please consider. It is now ten years since glorious Wang Mang received the Mandate of Heaven. " [Book has many other references to Confucianism, not in DB.]

Confucianism China 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 301. " passage from the Great Learning...
The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the Kingdom first ordered well their own states. Wishing to order well their states, they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.
Confucianism China 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 300-301. "Xi had been born on the Long March, and had fought the Kuomintang as a youngster during the Revolution... in the Cultural Revolution he was publicly humiliated and condemned to domestic exile... One of Xi's crimes in the eyes of the Cultural Revolution had been to admire some of the ancient Confucian virtues, and especially one passage from the Great Learning, which for centuries before every Chinese with even a rudimentary education knew by heart. It was upon this passage, Sun Yat-sen had said, that his own revolutionary nationalist movement at the beginning of the twentieth century was based: [the passage]

Thus, Xi believed, the pursuit of knowledge was central for the well-being of China.

Confucianism China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 91. "'The hour of noon has passed,' said Judge Fang. 'Let us go and get some Kentucky Fried Chicken.'...The House of the Venerable and Inscrutable Colonel was what they called it when they were speaking Chinese. Venerable because of his goatee, white as the dogwood blossom, a badge of unimpeachable credibility in Confucian eyes. Inscrutable because he had gone to his grave without divulging the Secret of the Eleven Herbs and Spices... He had once reduced Chang to a state of catalepsis by describing an avenue in Brooklyn that was lined with fried chicken establishments for miles, all of them ripoffs of Kentucky Fried Chicken. "
Confucianism China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 93. "The Mao Dynasty lacked a real judicial system. When the Coastal Republic arose, a judicial system was built upon the only model the Middle Kingdom had ever known, that being the Confucian. But such a system cannot truly function in a larger society that does not adhere to Confucian precepts. 'From the Son of Heaven came down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation ofthe person the root of everything besides.' Yet how am I to cultivate the person of the barbarians for whom I have perversely been given responsibility? " [Many other refs. to Confucianism in book, not all in DB.]
Confucianism China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 129. "Corrupt and incompetent government was hardly a new development in China, and the Master himself had devoted many parts of the Analects to advisin his followers in how they should comport themselves while working in the service of corrupt lords.... One of the great virtues of Confucianism was its suppleness. Western political thought tended to be rather brittle; as soon as the state became corrupt, everything ceased to make sense. Confucianism always retained its equilibrium,, like a cork taht could flaot as well in spring water or raw sewage. "
Confucianism China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 133. "...the most imprssive living calligrapher whose work Judge Fang had ever seen. His hand betrayed a rigorous Confucian grounding... Judge Fang knew that Dr. X controlled legions of criminals ranging from spankable delinquents up to international crime lords; that half of the Coastal Republic officials in Shanghai were in his pocket; that within the limited boundaries of the Celestial Kingdom, he was a figure of considerable importance, probably a blue-button Mandarin of the third or fourth rank... even though Dr. X nominally belonged to a different phyle--the Celestial Kingdom--and, here in the Coastal Republic... "
Confucianism China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 157. "No one really knows whether Zhang is a Confucianist or a Maoist at this point in his life, but at this moment it makes no difference: for in the Confucian view of society, as in the Communist, peasants are the highest class and merchants the lowest. "
Confucianism China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 114, 124. Pg. 114: "He tried not to be overly satisfied with himself, as this would have gone against all Confucian precepts. On the other hand, Confucianism was all about hierarchy, and those who were in high positions were supposed to comport themselves with a certain dignity. "; Pg. 124: "Under the new system of Confucian justice, it was no longer for every criminal to sign a confession before a sentence was carried out; all that was needed was for the magistrate to find him guilty on the strength of the evicence. This alone relieved the Judge of having to tortue many of the people who came before his bench... Furthermore, modern surveillance equipment made it possible to gather information without having to rely on... human witnesses as the magistrates of yore had done. "
Confucianism galaxy 1943 Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 101. "He had thought them spectral when they were only august, and his human reaction to their lengthened severity of line and profound stillness of expression now appeared to him not so much cowardly as vulgar. So might Parmenides or Confucius look to the eyes of a Cockney schoolboy! "
Confucianism galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 75. "'There is little in your philosophy to which I take exception,' Brother Paul said. 'My sect [Holy Order of Vision] honors the Bible, but also respects the texts of other religions, such as the Buddhists and the Moslems and the Confucians...' "
Confucianism galaxy 2366 Gilden, Mel. Boogeymen (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 119. "'You never knew if you were really awake or just dreaming you were awake.'

Riker's comment struck Picard hard. He smiled. 'Of course, Number One. You are referring to the philosophical conundrum stated by Chuang-tzu.'

Riker looked uncomfortable, the way he always did when Picard sprang a history lesson on him. 'Vulcan?' Riker asked hopefully.

Picard shook his head. 'You must read your history, Number One. Chuang-tzu was not Vulcan but a philosopher of ancient Earth, fourth century B.C. China to be exact. On awakening from a dream he wondered if he had been a man dreaming he was a butterfly, or was now a butterfly dreaming he was a man.'

'Ah,' said Riker. "

Confucianism galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 469. "'You mean there was a T'ai Shan mountain on Old Earth?' I said.

'Absolutely,' said Aenea. 'With its own City of Peace and Heavenly Gates and Mouth of the Dragon. Confucius climbed it more than three thousand years ago. But the Old Earth stairway had just seven thousand steps.' "

Confucianism galaxy 3419 Panshin, Alexei. The Thurb Revolution. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 137. "It is written that Tzu Kung once asked the Master what an official must do to be worthy of the name. The Master answered, saying, 'A man may be called a true official who in his private conduct shows a sense of shame and as an envoy muffs not his prince's commission.' 'I venture to ask who would rank next?' Said the Master: 'That man praised for his filial respect by his kinsmen and for his deference to elders by his fellow villagers.' 'Might I ask who would rank next?' The Master said. 'That man who keeps his word and follows his course. Such a man, though small-minded, might be considered to come next.' 'What would you say of those in government?' 'Ugh!' said the Mater. 'Those ricebags! They are not worth taking into account.' "
Confucianism Japan 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 93. [Chapter 22] There Passepartout beheld beautiful fir and cedar groves, sacred gates of a singular architecture, bridges half hid in the midst of bamboos and reeds, temples shaded by immense cedar-trees, holy retreats where were sheltered Buddhist priests and sectaries of Confucius, and interminable streets, where a perfect harvest of rose-tinted and red-cheeked children, who looked as if they had been cut out of Japanese screens, and who were playing in the midst of short-legged poodles and yellowish cats, might have been gathered.

The streets were crowded with people. Priests were passing in processions, beating their dreary tambourines...

Confucianism Maine 1966 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 338. "'Hearts are tought, Pete. Most times they don't break. Most times they only bend.'

Yeah, yeah, and Confucius say woman who fly upside down have crackup. "

Confucianism Solar System 2436 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 47. pg. 47: "Captain Peter Y'ang-Yeovil of Central Intelligence was a lineal descendant of the learned Mencius and belonged to the Intelligence Tong of the Inner Planets Armed Forces. "; Pg. 48: "'Are we related anywhere within fifteen degrees of consanguinity?' he asked Bunny in the Mandarin dialect. 'I am of the house f the learned Meng-Tse whom the barbarians call Mencius.'

'Then we are hereditary enemies,' Bunny answered in faltering Mandarin. 'For the formidable ancestor of my line was deposed as governor of Shan-tung in 342 B.C. by the earth pig Meng-Tse.' "

Confucianism Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 94. "'...I must acquaint you in more detail with our religious situation here... We are a colony of schisms, of splinter sects. Many of us were aware of the special effects of Planet Tarot before we emigrated from Earth, and each of us saw in these effects the potential realization of God--our particular specialized concepts of God, if you will. This appeal seems to have been strongest to the weakest sects, or in any rate, the smallest numerically. Thus we have few Roman Catholics, Mohammedans, Buddhists, or Confucians, but many Rosicrucians, Spiritualists, Moonies, Gnostics, Flaming Sworders--' "
Confucianism USA 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 505. "In Chinatown... just north of Confucius Plaza for a fast look at the block containing the arcade... disappear into Confucius Plaza... " [More, pg. 505, 507.]
Confucianism USA 1990 Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 21. "Mr. Nobusuke Tagomi sat consulting the divine Fifth Book of Confucian wisdom, the Taoist oracle called for centuries the I Ching or Book of Changes. " [Many refs. to I Ching, most not in DB. Where I Ching is mentioned not in reference to a named religion (Confucianism or Taoism), it is listed in DB under 'Confucianism.']
Confucianism USA 2015 Sheffield, Charles. Brother to Dragons. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1992); pg. 110. "She spoke in Mandarin, knowing that Job was at home in it... ' 'The cautious seldom err.' ' Job waited for he smile at his use of the Confucian proverb that she had once quoted to him, then went on, 'I saw the signs of excitement. What happened.' "
Confucianism USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon and Schuster (1967); pg. 138-139. "'I want you to meet Jonathan Swift [i.e., a person who has memorized his writing]... and this other fellow is Charles Darwin, and this one is Schopenhauer... and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock...' "
Confucianism USA 2044 Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 90. "'...We're not some crowd of pious, sniveling, red-green Europeans trying to make the world safe for boutiques! We're not some swarm of Confucian social engineers who would love to watch the masses chop cotton for the next two millennia!...' "
Confucianism Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 329. "'...Confucius, Buddha, Mohammad--all dead and gone from us, yet their words influence our thoughts and our actions...' "
Confucianism Vietnam 1965 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. The Healer's War. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 265. "'If I release you, your gift will be discovered in time and your government will use your gift to lead my people to the false conclusion that the Will of Heaven is with the Americans and resistance useless... I haven't ye purged all of the reactionary Confucian notions from my heart.' He grimaced when he said the last, too. Neither communism nor Confucianism really meant anything to him, his voice and face said. They were constructs that were useful because of how other people used them to define him. "
Confucianism Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 95-96. "At the door Belew paused. ' 'Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue,' ' he said. 'There's Eastern wisdom for you: Confucius his bad self.' "
Confucianism Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 36. "'...teaches postgrad Confucian Ethics and Modern Christian Problems...' "
Confucianism world -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 22. "Democritus wants to know why the Wise Lord has gone to so much trouble. Why did he consent to the creation of evil? Because, Democritus, he had no choice. Whose choice was it? you ask. I have devoted my life to trying to answer that question, a question which I have put to Gosala, the Buddha, Confucius, and many other wise men to the east and to the east and to the east. " [Many other refs., not in DB. Confucius is a character in the novel.]
Confucianism world -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 319. "With the current and universal penchant for writing everything down--when, where, why did it begin? The actual words of Zoroaster, the Buddha, Mahavira, Gosala, Master K'ung will be preserved for future generations... "
Confucianism world 1972 Anderson, Poul. There Will Be Time. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1972); pg. 159. "Imagine: finding, and afterward forging mutuality between a Confucian teacher, a boomerang-wielding kangaroo hunter, a Polish schoolboy, a medieval Mesopotamian peasant, a West African ironsmith, a Mexican vaquero, an Eskimo girl... "
Confucianism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 188. "The Illuminati date for anything is always a higher number than that in any other calendar, since the Jews... date everything from 240 A.M., Confucians from 312 A.M.... "
Confucianism world 1984 Waldrop, Howard. Them Bones. New York: Ace Science Fiction (1984); pg. 11. Quote at beginning of chapter: "'Study the past if you would divine the future' --Confucius "
Confucianism world 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 174. "'...I have... sat at the feet of all the prophets, trying to learn from them. Jesus and Buddha, Moses and Mohammed, Zoroaster and confucius: all of them.'

'Have you?' was all she could say.

'They like to get together and argue. Sometimes they get excited, but they never fight. That would be unbecoming to prophets.' "

Confucianism world 1995 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. -3. "By nature, men are nearly alike;
by practice, they get to be wide apart.

--Confucius "

Confucianism world 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 1. [Epigraphs.] Pg. 1: "Confucius and you are both dreams, and I who say you are dreams am a dream myself. This is a paradox. Tomorrow a wise man may explain it; that tomorrow will not be for ten thousand generations. "
--Chuang Tse: II ";

Pg. 5: "The portal of God is non-existence.
--Chuang Tse: XXIII ";

Pg. 25: "Those whom heaven helps we call the sons of heaven. They do not learn this by learning. They do not work it by working. They do not reason it by using reason. To let understanding stop at what cannot be understood is a high attainment. Those who cannot do it will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven.
--Chuang Tse: XXIII ";

Pg. 125: "Those who dreams of feasting wake to lamentation.
--Chuang Tse: II ";

Pg. 177: "Starlight asked Non-Entity, 'Master, do you exist? or do you not exist?' he got no answer to his question, however. . . .
--Chuang Tse: XXII "

Confucianism world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 100. "'It is Confucian toner,' Chang said... 'It has a passion for books.' "
Confucianism world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 410. "It was chic to be Confucian now, or at least it was politic. "

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