confucianism confucianism  /kən ˈfju ʃə ˌnɪ zəm/

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  • (n) the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China

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  1. "Also, the Centre for Religious Harmony now serves Confucianism. And there are no more problems now about the establishment of houses of worship for Confucians," Yudhoyono said.
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Source: Malaysia Star

  2. Jonathan Spence wrote in his preface to The Gate of Heavenly Peace, "Kang Youwei, trained in the canons of traditional Confucianism:became a spokesman for radical reform as the Qing dynasty drew to its close in the late nineteenth century."
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Jonathan Spence Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "In the past, Chinese people believed in Confucianism," Qiu says. "That's basically an ethical system: what you should do and what you should not do. Then people believed in Mao and communism. In a way, that was also about what you should and...
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Qiu Xiaolong Source: TIME

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