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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