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In the early 2000s, people expected that anonymity on the Internet would be positive for the development of democracy in South Korea. In a Confucian culture like South Korea's, hierarchy can block the free exchange of opinions in face-to-face situations. The web offered a way around that.
Kim Young-ha

Meaning of "Confucian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFUCIAN

Confucian  [kənˈfjuːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFUCIAN

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Confucian can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES CONFUCIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Confucian

Confucianism

Confucianism is an ethical and philosophical system, on occasion described as a religion, developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Confucianism originated as an "ethical-sociopolitical teaching" during the Spring and Autumn Period, but later developed metaphysical and cosmological elements in the Han Dynasty. Following the official abandonment of Legalism in China after the Qin Dynasty, Confucianism became the official state ideology of the Han. Nonetheless, from the Han period onwards, most Chinese emperors have used a mix of Legalism and Confucianism as their ruling doctrine. The disintegration of the Han in the second century CE opened the way for the soteriological doctrines of Buddhism and Taoism to dominate intellectual life at that time. A Confucian revival began during the Tang dynasty. In the late Tang, Confucianism developed aspects on the model of Buddhism and Taoism and was reformulated as Neo-Confucianism. This reinvigorated form was adopted as the basis of the imperial exams and the core philosophy of the scholar official class in the Song dynasty.

Definition of Confucian in the English dictionary

The definition of Confucian in the dictionary is of or relating to the doctrines of Confucius. Other definition of Confucian is a follower of Confucius.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONFUCIAN


allocution
ˌæləˈkjuːʃən
attribution
ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
circumlocution
ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃən
comminution
ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃən
constitution
ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
contribution
ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən
destitution
ˌdɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
diminution
ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən
distribution
ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
execution
ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən
institution
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
locution
ləʊˈkjuːʃən
persecution
ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən
prosecution
ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən
prostitution
ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən
reconstitution
ˌriːkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
redistribution
ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
restitution
ˌrɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
retribution
ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃən
substitution
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFUCIAN

Confucianism
Confucianist
Confucius

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFUCIAN

Andalucian
clinician
crucian
electrician
Galician
geriatrician
Grecian
Lucian
magician
mathematician
musician
obstetrician
optician
pediatrician
physician
politician
Rosicrucian
Saint Lucian
technician
traducian

Synonyms and antonyms of Confucian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Confucian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFUCIAN

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The translations of Confucian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Confucian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

儒家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

confuciana
570 millions of speakers

English

Confucian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कन्फ्यूशियस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكونفوشيوسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конфуцианская
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Confúcio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কনফুসিয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

confucéenne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Confucian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

konfuzianisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

儒教の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Confucian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Nho giáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கன்ஃப்யூஷியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Confucian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Konfüçyüsçü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confuciano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konfucjańskiej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

конфуціанська
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

confucianiste
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Κομφούκιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Confuciaanse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konfucianska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konfucianske
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFUCIAN»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Confucian

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4 QUOTES WITH «CONFUCIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Confucian.
1
Ben Horowitz
John D. Rockefeller said that he found friendships based on business to be far more long lasting and profitable than the reverse. I think there's something to that. A company can end up being very Confucian, where the good of the individual is subjugated to the good of the whole.
2
F. Sionil Jose
Self-respect, the value of 'face,' is universal but is most pronounced in China, then in Japan where the Confucian ethic is most influential.
3
Brian Reynolds Myers
That's a mistake I think that a lot of Western observers make is to assume that Korean nationalism is hundreds if not thousands of years old. When in fact nationalism is incompatible with Korean Confucian tradition.
4
Kim Young-ha
In the early 2000s, people expected that anonymity on the Internet would be positive for the development of democracy in South Korea. In a Confucian culture like South Korea's, hierarchy can block the free exchange of opinions in face-to-face situations. The web offered a way around that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFUCIAN»

Discover the use of Confucian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Confucian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation
Tu Wei-ming is the foremost exponent of Confucian thought in the United States today.
Weiming Tu, 1985
2
Confucian Moral Self Cultivation
A concise and accessible introduction to the evolution of the concept of moral self-cultivation in the Chinese Confucian tradition, this volume begins with an explanation of the pre-philosophical development of ideas central to this concept ...
P. J. Ivanhoe, 2000
3
Under Confucian Eyes: Writings on Gender in Chinese History
"This important volume adds a significant number of new and unique materials for teachers at all levels of higher education to use in classroom and seminar discussion about the issues of gender, society, and religion in imperial China.
Susan Mann, Yu-Yin Cheng, 2001
4
The Five "Confucian" Classics
In this book Michael Nylan offers a sweeping assessment of these ancient texts and shows how their influence spread across East Asia.
Michael Nylan, 2008
5
A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past ...
In this book, he sets out a vision for a Confucian constitutional order that offers a compelling alternative to both the status quo in China and to a Western-style liberal democracy.
Jiang Qing, Daniel A. Bell, Ruiping Fan, 2012
6
Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institutions: Yu Hyŏngwŏn ...
Yu has been viewed by Korean and Japanese scholars as a forerunner of modernization, but in Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institutions James B. Palais challenges this view, demonstrating that Yu was instead an outstanding example of the ...
James B. Palais, 1996
7
New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy: ...
Explores Confucian and neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics, building upon the creativity and temporality of human existence and human nature as well as their extension into human culture.
Zhongying Cheng, 1991
8
Confucian Traditions in East Asian Modernity: Moral ...
Seventeen scholars from varying fields here consider the implications of Confucian concerns--self-cultivation, regulation of the family, social civility, moral education, well-being of the people, governance of the state, and universal ...
Wei-ming Tu, 1996
9
The Four Books: The Basic Teachings of the Later Confucian ...
This compact volume shows how the Four Books -- the Greater Learning, the Analects, the Mencius, and the Doctrine of the Mean -- have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century.
Daniel K. Gardner, 2007
10
The Confucian Transformation of Korea: A Study of Society ...
This important new study explores the impact of Neo-Confucianism on Korean society and politics between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Martina Deuchler, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFUCIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Confucian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece is not the only danger, China's markets also troubled
The Chinese people may not mind a Communist system with a Confucian twist, but wealth destruction and corruption are two of the few things ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
Book review: China Rich Girlfriend - sequel to Crazy Rich Asians
... taken a few lessons from one of America's great social satirists - think Tom Wolfe set loose on the wealthiest enclaves of Confucian Asia. «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
3
China's Young Postmodern, Post-Mao Artists
The image plays the monumental and domineering urban architecture off of the vulnerable, solitary figure, suggesting a Confucian meditation ... «Hyperallergic, Jul 15»
4
Eco-trail to open along inter-Korean border
And just a kilometer east of Imjin Port is the pavilion where Yulgok Yi I, one of the most prominent Korean Confucian scholars in the Joseon ... «Korea JoongAng Daily, Jul 15»
5
Harbor of the gods
I pass a church and a Confucian temple on my way back to downtown, where I visit the Buddhist Kaiyuan Temple. The temple, built in 686, ... «ecns, Jul 15»
6
KT launches 'GiGA Creative Town'
With smart board solution BeTouch, equipped at the library in Cheonghakdong, teachers for Confucian education can remotely teach students ... «The Korea Herald, Jul 15»
7
China and Greece: What next?
... GFC and again subsequently with QE — albeit with location relevant “Confucian tweaks” — worked, at least in the morning, for their markets. «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
8
Is Malaysia ready for a liberal party?
... greater vigour, to draw intellectual and moral sustenance from their traditions and sacred books: the Quran, the Confucian and Taoist texts, ... «Malaysiakini, Jul 15»
9
Grads stand out
Ceremonies inspired by Confucian tradition and Chinese Hanfu gowns with gaping sleeves have become increasingly popular in the country in ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
10
Hong Kong artist Carol Man on her dual Chinese and Jewish identity
Chinese people have deep-rooted Confucian beliefs, which are quite similar to the Jewish philosophy. There's a set of rules and orders you live ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Confucian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/confucian>. Sep 2019 ».
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