Very different was the case when China presented her noble code of Confucian philosophy and the literature embodying it.
Next to these in religious importance comes the Confucian temple, known as the Kwo-tsze-kien.
Confucianism is the official cult, and all officials offer sacrifices and homage at stated seasons in the Confucian temples.
He revived the name Ch'ao-Hsien, changed the capital from Song-do to Seoul, organized an administrative system, which with some modifications continued till 1895, and exists partially still, carried out vigorous reforms, disestablished Buddhism, made merit in Chinese literary examinations the basis of appointment to office, made Confucianism the state religion, abolished human sacrifices and the burying of old men alive, and introduced that Confucian system of education, polity, and social order which has dominated Korea for five centuries.
The Confucian morality could be adopted without difficulty in Japan.