It was expected that an official should be versed in Confucianism, and schools were set up for confucianist education.
No one will deny that the Buddhist, the Mahometan, the confucianist, have their grasp of truth.
To this day multitudes have never asked themselves whether they are Shinto or Buddhist or confucianist.
He is but a confucianist, bound to the letter of material substance.
This young confucianist is the bud and prototype of the adult scholar.
To speak of a child's love for his father, or a man's love for God, is repugnant to the confucianist.
Yet though he was a confucianist, he decried the family system.
Kao Tsu allowed many laws and regulations to remain in force, including the prohibition of confucianist writings.
China has for ages suffered from agnosticism; for no normal confucianist can love God, though he may learn to reverence him.