Confucian


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Con·fu·cian

 (kən-fyo͞o′shən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Confucius, his teachings, or his followers.
n.
An adherent of the teachings of Confucius.

Con·fu′cian·ism n.
Con·fu′cian·ist n.

Confucian

(kənˈfjuːʃən)
adj
(Philosophy) of or relating to the doctrines of Confucius
n
(Philosophy) a follower of Confucius
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Confucian - a believer in the teachings of ConfuciusConfucian - a believer in the teachings of Confucius
believer, truster - a supporter who accepts something as true
Adj.1.Confucian - relating to or characteristic of Confucianism; "Confucian ethics"
Translations

Confucian

[kənˈfjuːʃən]
A. ADJde Confucio
B. Nconfuciano/a m/f

Confucian

nKonfuzianer(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
There is little in the Confucian classics to inspire a poet, and we must turn to Buddhism and the mystical philosophy of Lao Tzu for any source of spiritual inspiration from which the poets have drawn.
As counter-examples, there are numerous schools of Buddhism, some of which DO offer a type of heaven; and the Confucian ideal of reciprocity can easily be, and often has been, misinterpreted in the same way as Semitic religions.
Well, but the Jews, the Mohammedans, the Confucians, the Buddhists--what of them?" he put to himself the question he had feared to face.
Seoul, July 7 (BNA): Nine South Korean Confucian academies were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their "outstanding universal value," a UN committee said Saturday.
As UNESCO lines up to grant World Heritage status to Korea's nine Confucian academies of the Joseon Kingdom era (1392-1910), the nation's main higher-education institution once again is left in the dust.
Among their topics are Confucian statecraft and the production of saltpeter and sulfur in Song Dynasty China, forensic science and the late imperial Chinese state, calendar publishing and local science in Choson Korea, measures against epidemics in late-18th-century Korea: reformation or restoration, and non-state knowledge of the heavens in early imperial China and its official appropriation.
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However, along with the revolutionary criticism to the Confucian tradition, there have also been some different forms of Confucian revival movements advocated by cultural conservatives.
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Confucian values include respect, perseverance, reliance on self, lifelong learning, and most especially, morality.
LAHORE: Behind the scenes and in their usual Confucian way, reliable sources say, our evergreen friends have expressed their anxiety at the turmoil of Pakistani politics.
Its aim was ostensibly to reinforce Confucian values, part of a growing national embrace of traditional teachings, but video of the lectures angered many.