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Buy and Download Description As a result of his early studies of the !Kung San, Richard Lee (1979) reached some very important conclusions about the nature of human behavior in small-scale societies. In this paper, I will consider the implications of these findings for understanding sociocultural evolution and charting the future development of anthropology. The San Tzu Ching, or Three Character Classic, which was composed by the Confucian scholar Wang Yinglin in the late Sung dynasty and served for almost 700 years as a primer for Chinese youngsters learning to read, began as follows:
Jen chih chu At the beginning of people's lives
hsing pen shan their human nature is basically good
Hsing hsiang chin Human natures are close to one another
hsi hsiang yuän it is their cultural environment that causes them to grow far apart from each other
This summation of Confucian, and Chinese, views about human nature reflects an understanding that is more optimistic and hopeful than the Christian belief that all humans are inherently sinful. As a result of his early studies of the !Kung San, Richard Lee (1979) reached some very important conclusions about the nature of human behavior in small-scale societies. In this paper, I will consider the implications of these findings for unders
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