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1 { Confucianism

2  WHO: Confucianism is based on the teachings of Confucius, a Chinese teacher and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.  WHEN: Confucius lived 551–479 BCE, therefore Confucianism began and flourished during the 5 th century BCE  WHERE: Ancient China near Zou, Lu state, before his teachings spread quickly Origin

3  There are five Constants, which include:  Rén ( 仁, humaneness);  Yì ( 義, righteousness or justice);  L ǐ ( 禮, proper rite);  Zhì ( 智, knowledge);  Xìn ( 信, integrity).  There are also four classical Sìzì:  Zhōng ( 忠, loyalty);  Xiào ( 孝, filial piety);  Jié ( 節, continency);  Yì ( 義, righteousness). Core Beliefs/Ethics

4  Ethnic religion  Chinese Traditional Religion  Stays prominent and clustered in Chinese culture, and has not moved to any other cultures Religion Type

5  Autonomous Structure  High interaction between families and communities with no geographical structure or hierarchy  Hierarchical structure during Chinese dynasties, mostly the Han, Qin, and Tang, the emperor of China would often be considered in a prominent religious role for introducing Confucianism as the official state ideology of China. However, there were no local administrative units Religion Structure

6 Distribution Start

7  Confucianism started in China and lands China controlled at the time, including modern day North and South Korea  Mainly only in modern day eastern China Distribution Start Explanation

8 Distribution End

9  Confucianism can be now found all over modern day China  There are still parts of countries that China used to control that have people that practice Confucianism, but noting significant in terms of numbers Distribution End Explanation

10  Confucianism does not have any specific holy place besides the human experience on Earth  Some places are more holy than others:  The Confucian Temple in Shanghai, China  China’s Mount Tai in Shandong Province  Confucius’ birthplace in Qufu  Confucius’ academic institutions Sacred Places

11  Berling, Judith. "Confucianism." 1 Jan Web. 4 Dec  "Confucianism." Religion Facts, 1 Jan Web. 4 Dec  "Confucianism." Religious Library. Patheos Library, 1 Jan Web. 4 Dec  Dennerline, Jerry. "Confucianism." New Dictionary of the History of Ideas Encyclopedia.com. 4 Dec MLA Citations


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