This was one of the defects of feudal Confucianism which finally led to its own overthrow.
But it is Confucianism that has remained the creed of educated China.
From its birthplace in China Confucianism spread to Korea, where it soon became, and still continues to be, the predominant faith.
Confucianism is therefore entirely a system of morality, and not a religion.
Buddhism was more congenial to them than Confucianism and besides, they had made its acquaintance earlier.
Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, are impartially recognised.
We have to bear in mind the immense populations, both in China and Japan, whose chief creed is Confucianism.
Confucianism is even less deserving the name of a religion than Shinto.
The theory of Confucianism, on the other hand, is both erroneous and defective.
Loyalty is the one idea which dominates all others in the Confucianism of Japan.