Definition of neo-Confucianism in English:
A movement in religious philosophy derived from Confucianism in China around ad 1000 in response to the ideas of Taoism and Buddhism.
- And while Buddhism and neo-Confucianism dominated the first millennia, Christianity, in its Catholic form, would also reach Korea in the 18th century.
- These social policies reflected the ideology of neo-Confucianism, which valued social stability and the social morality of ascribed status.
- The groups included had emerged from all of the world's major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam (both Sunni and Shi'ite), Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and neo-Confucianism.
- Example sentences
- As the Ming dynasty decayed, the official neo-Confucian interpretation of the classics, now closely associated in the minds of some Chinese scholars with increasingly despotic rule, began again to be questioned.
- In the upper reaches of society, the kinship system upheld neo-Confucian ideals of the family as a microcosm of the social order.
- Chief among them is a neo-Confucian mode of thinking that values authority and order above all else.
Definition of neo-Confucianism in:
- British & World English dictionary
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