Confucianism

(noun) “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” (Princeton University 2010).

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  • Whether Confucianism is a religion or something akin to an ethical system is oft debated.
  • A (noun) Confucianist follows (adjective) Confucian principles.

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Princeton University. 2010. “About WordNet.” WordNet. (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/wordnet/).

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