Teachings of these two sages today constitute the core of classical confucianism in the 2 nd century bce, during the han dynasty, confucianism was adopted as the official ideology of government – analogous to democracy and capitalism in the united states. Confucianism, the way of life propagated by confucius in the 6th–5th century bce and followed by the chinese people for more than two millennia although transformed over time, it is still the substance of learning, the source of values, and the social code of the chinese its influence has also extended to other countries, particularly korea, japan, and vietnam. Confucius - as confucius' philosophy still remains in the heart of many chinese people, his images of the greatest professional teacher of all time, the greatest philosopher in chinese history and his influence toward the future and the past 2000 years of chinese civilization has made his thought the essence of the chinese culture.
- comparing buddhism, taoism, and confucianism works cited not included the belief in some higher presence, other than our own, has existed since man can recollect religion was established from this belief, and it can survive and flourish because of this belief. Fung yu-lan, one of the great 20 th century authorities on the history of chinese thought, compares confucius' influence in chinese history with that of socrates in confucius' analysis of the lack of connection between actualities and their names and the need to nylan, m & ta wilson, 2010, lives of confucius, new york. In confucius' china women were not given political power, and this has had a lasting influence upon the status of women in confucian cultures to this day, but i believe that much of the sexism in korea today stems from the chosun dynasty whose 500 year reign ended in 1910.
Confucianism confucianism is the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct. Confucianism is a powerful philosophy for regulating society and has more influence on chinese and chinese-influenced cultures than does any other system its emphasis on a disciplined life and the centrality of the family makes it feel quite comfortable to latter-day saints. Daoism  stands alongside confucianism as one of the two great religious/philosophical systems of china traditionally traced to the mythical laozi “old philosopher,” philosophical daoism owes more to “philosopher zhuang” (zhuangzi) (4 th century bce) daoism is an umbrella that covers a range of similarly motivated doctrines.
Culture & religion for a sustainable future indigenous knowledge & sustainability religion is a major influence in the world today it seems that people in all cultures have a set of beliefs that go beyond both the self and the natural world how does culture influence our lives many definitions of culture refer to particular values. Hence, one cans see the idea of strong, well-ordered paternalistic state that emphasizes education and the legitimacy of state power and punishments can be traced to the influences of confucianism and legalism even today. Though confucius wrote 2500 years ago -- a contemporary of the exiled jews who compiled the bible -- his thought is a living presence in asian and asian american lives today, and the literature involving them.
Philosophy has had enormous influence on our everyday lives the very language we speak uses classifications derived from philosophy for example, the classifications of noun and verb involve the philosophic idea that there is a difference between things and actions. The philosopher confucius (or kongzi, c 551 to c 479 bce) is the recognized founder of confucianism, also referred to as the ru-jia doctrine or school of literati as it is known by western scholars the humanistic turn in chinese philosophy is due to the enormous influence of confucianism and it is humanism that is the most outstanding. The actual influence of confucianism on south korea, however, is still very great manufacturing confucianism, lionel jensen claims that our modern image of confucius and confucianism, which is that of a wise symbol of learning and a state-sponsored quasi-religion, did not exist in china from time immemorial, but was manufactured by.