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Transcript of Confucianism
Formed: 500 B.C.
Wants to change moral thought and form social relationships with others
Classic of history
The Analects of Confucius
Chinese New Year
Highly optimistic view of human nature
Classic of Rites
Classic of Changes
The Book of Songs
The Spring and Autumn Annals
The Great Learning
Doctrine of the Golden Mean
The Confucian's Holy places are their home altar and the tomb that their ancestors are buried in.
Born: 551 B.C.
Became a Teacher
Taught his concepts
His only son died during his last years. (one of his disciples)
Another of his disciples died
Confucius became saddened
Died: 479 B.C.
Five Pair Relationships
Ruler and Subject
Father and Son
Elder Brother and younger son
Husband and wife
Friend to friend according to the age
To meet new spiritual expectations
Main principle: signifies excelent character
Water symbol -source of life
Since China does not have an official religion and Confucianism is a philosophy more than a religion, it is difficult to determine know the diffusion.
By Anna Reilly
The Four Books and Five Classics:
Sacred Sites and Holy Places:
"Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism.":
Anti theistic religion