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Definition of Confucianism


  1. The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god.

Confucianism Quotations

Chinese culture in general is not very religious. Confucianism is more a code of ethics than a religion, and ancestor worship is a way for parents to control you even after they're dead.
David Henry Hwang

Confucianism strongly condemned the use of drugs like opium.
Robert Trout

Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and, through it, the chief concern of the Chinese people.
Hu Shih

Confucianism is all about tempering your instincts with intellectual discipline, with book learning.
Brian Reynolds Myers

20th-century totalitarian movements were no more defined by a rejection of Judeo-Christianity than they were defined by a rejection of astrology, alchemy, Confucianism, Scientology, or any of hundreds of other belief systems.
Steven Pinker
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Confucianism Translations

confucianism in Spanish is confucianismo
confucianism in Swedish is konfucianism
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