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Confucianism Explained

confucianism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Confucianism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] a Chinese way of thought which teaches that you should be loyal to your family, friends, and rulers and treat others as you would like to be treated. Confucianism was developed from the ideas of Confucius.// -- Confucian adj //

Confucianism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Scholarly tradition and way of life propagated by Confucius in the 6th-5th cent. BC and followed by the Chinese for more than two millennia. Though not organized as a religion, it has deeply influenced E. Asian spiritual and political life in a comparable manner. The core idea is ren ("humaneness," "benevolence"), signifying excellent character in accord with li (ritual norms), zhong (loyalty to one's true nature), shu (reciprocity), and xiao (filial piety). Together these constitute de (virtue). Mencius, Xunzi, and others sustained Confucianism, but it was not influential until Dong Zhongshu emerged in the 2nd cent. BC. Confucianism was then recognized as the Han state cult, and the Five Classics became the core of education. In spite of the influence of Taoism and Buddhism, Confucian ethics have had the strongest influence on the moral fabric of Chinese society. A revival of Confucian thought in the 11th cent. resulted in Neo-Confucianism, a major influence in Korea during the Choson dynasty and in Japan during the Edo period.

Confucianism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Confucianism \Con*fu"cian*ism\, n.
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. --S. W. Williams.

Confucianism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

Confucianism at English (WD) Of Explained:

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  • The philosophy and teaching of Confucius.
    1. The school of thought and philosophy centered on Confucian principles, originating in China, including later teachings of scholars such as Translation: :w » Zhu Xi|Zhu Xi (Chu Hsi).


      Inter: trans-top » philosophy

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|儒教|tr=rújiào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|儒家思想|tr=rújiā sīxiǎng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|孔教|tr=kǒngjiào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|儒學|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|儒学|tr=rúxué|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|confucianisme
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kungfutselaisuus, Inter: t- » fi|konfutselaisuus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|confucianisme
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Konfuzianismus|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|konfucianizmus

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|儒教|tr=じゅきょう, jukyō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|儒学|tr=じゅがく, jugaku|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|孔教|tr=こうきょう, kōkyō|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|유교|tr=yugyo|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|儒敎|sc=Kore), Inter: t+ » ko|유학|tr=yuhak|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|儒學|sc=Kore), Inter: t- » ko|공교|tr=gonggyo|sc=Kore (Inter: t- » ko|孔敎|sc=Kore)
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конфуцианство|n|tr=konfuciánstvo|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|konfucijanizam|m
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ลัทธิขงจื๊อ|tr=lát-tí kŏng-jéu|sc=Thai
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|Nho giáo (Inter: t- » vi|儒教), Inter: t+ » vi|Nho học (Inter: t- » vi|儒學), Inter: t+ » vi|Khổng giáo (Inter: t- » vi|孔教)

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * Confucian
  • Confucianist

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