CHRONOLOGY

c 400 Confucianism enters Japan from Baekje with Buddhism it forms the basis of the government reforms from 601

 

GLOSSARY

Confucianism founded by Kong Fu Zi 551 - 479 BC ethical system of societal ordering for the people's welfare cf Familialism
Neo Confucianism current eclectic mix of concepts Shintoist, Confucian, Buddhist, Christian and secular values cf shi, ko
kyoso competition controversial kanji compound for concept alien to neo Confucianism
Mencianism founded by Meng Tzu 372 - 289 BC Reform Confucianism emphasising economic welfare and rule by consent
shi selfishness/misconduct notions of private not privileged in Neo Confucianism as shii arbitrariness vs ko cf civil society

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