(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.
- Chang, Chung-Wu. 1974. Confucianism and Sociology.
- Erbschloe, Michael. 1978. Comte and Confucius: A Comparative Study of Family Systems.
- Kuo, Eddie C. Y. 1987. Confucianism and the Chinese Family in Singapore: Continuities and Changes. Republic of Singapore: Dept. of Sociology, National University of Singapore.
- Takebe, Tongo, Teruhito Sako, and Suzanne K. Steinmetz. 2007. Japanese Family and Society: Words from Tongo Takebe, a Meiji Era Sociologist. New York: Haworth Press.
- Weber, Max. 1915. The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism.
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