confucian confucian  /kən ˈfju ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a believer in the teachings of Confucius
  2. (adj) relating to or characteristic of Confucianism

Derived Word(s)

News

  1. China orders children to visit aging parents

    China has for centuries prided itself on tight-knit families bound by filial piety, a Confucian concept that requires children to respect and take care of their parents for life.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Sheboygan Press

  2. China orders children to visit their aging parents

    BEIJING - China has for centuries prided itself on tight-knit families bound by filial piety, a Confucian concept that requires children to respect and take care of their parents for life.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Quotes

  1. "It's a very Asian, Confucian thing, especially if you take it to the point where you make them lose face. That is absolutely intolerable, even in a society as modern as Singapore," said Lim, who has angered the government before with her...
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Catherine Lim Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "The way Chinese write history is so out of touch with reality. Maybe because of Confucian teaching, we believe that people should be noble, so we hide anything that is real," Chan says. "It's a tradition of Chinese movies, dramas, operas and...
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Peter Chan Source: Scotsman

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