Confucianism Perspectives

Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is a system of philosophical and “ethical-sociopolitical teachings” sometimes described as a religion.  Confucianism developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551–479 BCE). A Confucian revival began during the Tang dynasty of 618-907AD  in response to Buddhism and Taoism and was reformulated as Neo-Confucianism. The abolition of the Imperial Chinese Examination system in 1905 marked the end of official Confucianism. The New …