Definition of Confucianism in English:

Confucianism

noun

  • [mass noun] A system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius.

    • ‘Most Vietnamese practice the mutually compatible religions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.’
    • ‘Some Confucianists asserted that Confucianism was anti-mercantile.’
    • ‘Buddhism became one of the three major religions of China, along with Taoism and Confucianism.’
    • ‘Although mainly a philosophy, Confucianism, the dominant ideology in feudal China, played practically a religious role in Chinese people's life.’
    • ‘However, they have also been influenced by the three major religions of China: Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.’
    • ‘Confucianism blamed Taoist philosophy of escapism, while Taoism responded by deeming Confucianism as escapist from one's true nature.’
    • ‘In the spiritual traditions of China, Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism, practices and disciplines for refinement of the spirit are common.’
    • ‘So I looked at all Eastern philosophies, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and I found that Buddhism has a very strong element of that.’
    • ‘And that's the fundamental teaching of Confucianism, and that as I say, has had a very strong influence in Korea.’
    • ‘They have taken their religious themes and imagery from Shamanism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.’
    • ‘We have to substitute flexible Confucianism for orthodox Confucianism in order to cope with the rapidly changing global situation.’
    • ‘The idea came from Buddhism rather than Confucianism, but for Confucians it implied no other-worldly quietism.’
    • ‘A self-guiding tour includes three chapels for the religions of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.’
    • ‘Koreans have traditionally combined elements from different belief systems, such as Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.’
    • ‘We can admire the moral order of Confucianism, or the stress on harmony with nature in Taoism, or the resignation of the Stoics, and wonder about progress.’
    • ‘Nothing I understood about Confucianism had anything to do with these rituals.’
    • ‘For Chinese religions, the focus is again on unity and diversity, and on the religious nature of Confucianism.’
    • ‘Even the vaguest promises for an after-life are withheld by Confucianism, illustrating the rigorously secular orientation of this philosophy.’
    • ‘There the number of converts from Confucianism and other Eastern religions to Christianity is growing rapidly, he explained.’
    • ‘His personality cult has elements of animism, Confucianism and Christianity.’

Pronunciation:

Confucianism

/kənˈfjuːʃənɪz(ə)m/