the ethical teachings formulated by Confucius and introduced into Chinese religion, emphasizing devotion to parents, family, and friends, cultivation of the mind, self-control, and just social activity
Confucianism is the official cult, and all officials offer sacrifices and homage at stated seasons in the Confucian temples.
Confucianism is an ethical rather than a religious system, and hence was able to co-exist, though not on very friendly terms, with Buddhism, which reached China about the 1st century A.D.
Neither Taoism nor Confucianism, indeed, makes this claim.
12 a religion,"Confucianism and Taoism, while the" heterodox (sic),"Buddhism especially, is" partly tolerated, but generally forbidden, and even cruelly persecuted "(Chantepie de la Saussaye, Religionsgeschichte, i.
4 In his Principles of Sociology Herbert Spencer collected, from the accounts we have of various savage tribes in widely separated 3 Confucianism ought perhaps to be named as one.