[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 confucianist
No one will deny that the Buddhist, the Mahometan, the Confucianist, have their grasp of truth.The Conquest of Fear
Yet though he was a Confucianist, he decried the family system.The Pacific Triangle
This young Confucianist is the bud and prototype of the adult scholar.Village Life in China
Arthur H. Smith
He is but a Confucianist, bound to the letter of material substance.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)
James S. De Benneville
To speak of a child's love for his father, or a man's love for God, is repugnant to the Confucianist.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
- the ethical system of Confucius, emphasizing moral order, the humanity and virtue of China's ancient rulers, and gentlemanly education
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