Confucianism

Confucianism

[kuhn-fyoo-shuh-niz-uhm]
noun
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:
1860–65; Confucian + -ism

Confucianist, noun, adjective
anti-Confucianism, noun
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Confucianism (kənˈfjuːʃəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
the ethical system of Confucius, emphasizing moral order, the humanity and virtue of China's ancient rulers, and gentlemanly education
 
Con'fucianist
 
n

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Confucianism [(kuhn-fyooh-shuh-niz-uhm)]

A system of ethics, founded on the teachings of Confucius, that influenced the traditional culture of China. Confucianism places a high value on learning and stresses family relationships.

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