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Culture Express: Confucianism in China

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  Strictly speaking, Confucianism is not a real religion but an ethical and philosophical system, which developed from Confucius’ thoughts and later was treated as a kind of belief to educate common people.

 

  It obtained its stable position under the reign of Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty (202BC-220AD), and became the ideology of the society in the feudal system since then. Based on the Four Books and Five Classics, the traditions and principles in the Confucianism played an important role in the formation of Chinese people’s thinking patterns and teaching methods.

Confucianism in China history

 

  For instance, Doctrine of the Mean can be seen on communications among people. Now, to some extent, where Chinese people stay or live, there will be Confucianism.

 

  All over the world Confucianism has a strong influence. In many countries and regions of world such the UK, USA, branches of Confucius Institutes are established in recent years to spread Chinese culture and expand the language.

Confucianism in China history

 

Movie: Confucius

 

  In China, you can find many Confucius temples, which is an important place for the candidates for important exams.

 

  In Beijing, They hang some red wooden plates with lucky words in the Confucius Temple in the hope of gaining high marks and a good future.

The Imperial Gardens