[kuh n-fyoo-shuh-niz-uh m]
- the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
Origin of Confucianism
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Examples from the Web for confucianism
But it is Confucianism that has remained the creed of educated China.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
Confucianism is therefore entirely a system of morality, and not a religion.Religions of Ancient China
Herbert A. Giles
Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, are impartially recognised.Studies in Literature and History
Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
Confucianism is even less deserving the name of a religion than Shinto.
Loyalty is the one idea which dominates all others in the Confucianism of Japan.
- the ethical system of Confucius, emphasizing moral order, the humanity and virtue of China's ancient rulers, and gentlemanly education
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