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    • Confucianism By Elizabeth, Kevin, and Kody
    • Distribution
      • Primary followers in mainland China and Taiwan
      • Korea has the largest population outside of China
      • Influential in Japan and Vietnam
      • 6,028,000 followers in the world
        • 99.4% are in Asia
    • Diffusion
      • Books by Confucius were required texts for admission to Chinese administration for over 1500 years
      • Scholars put emphasis on popularizing Confucian values
      • Yi dynasty (1392–1910), Confucianism was state ideology
      • Diffused through:
        • Folk songs
        • Popular Drama
        • Literature and Arts
    • Diffusion
      • Many Confucian academies built
        • Diffused to both Korea and Japan
      • Diffusion halted during Japanese occupation
        • Number of followers declined
      • New government after World War 2 did not support Confucianism
      • Today, Confucianism is a major influence on values and society in Asia
    • Origins
      • Began about 2,500 years ago in the Chinese province of Lu
      • Founded by Supreme Sage K’ung-fu-tsu (Confucius) and Second Sage Meng-tzu (Mencius)
      • Confucius was a philosopher and teacher whose pupils recorded his sayings
      • Emphasized the importance of Li, propriety and virtue, in order to become the Superior Man
    • Sayings
      • Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
      • Forget injuries, never forget kindness
      • Study the past if you would define the future
      • By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart
    • System of Beliefs
      • Major scriptures: The Analects, Doctrine of the Mean, Mencius, and Great Learning
      • Primary goal: to create a true nobility through proper education and the indoctrination of all the virtues
      • Belief in the presence of the Supreme Ruler and Heaven
      • The purpose of life is to follow an orderly and reverent existence in accord with Li
      • Golden Rule: Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you
      • Tradition, obligation, sympathy, and respect
    • Organization
      • Confucius believed in a system called “Ruling by Rites”
      • Representative form of government
      • In order to maintain order and peace, the people needed to respect and follow their superiors, but mutual respect was necessary at all times
      • Confucianism became the base for the social system in Asia
    • Organization
      • No denominations or sects
      • Followers are free to profess other religions and yet still be Confucians
      • Taught in Eastern Asian countries including China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam
      • Considered an ideology and taught in schools
      • Confucian leaders are mostly elderly and remain at schools to teach future generations
    • Effect on Landscape
      • Has affected landscape through meticulous attention to order
        • Reflected in organization of buildings and public works
      • Most Confucius temples are also used as Buddhist and Taoist temples
      • Many Confucian academies have been turned into museums
      Confucius statue at the Confucius Temple (Beijing)
    • Conflict
    • Confucius Jokes
      • Man who drive like hell bound to get there
      • Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement
      • Wise man never play leapfrog with unicorn
      • Man with one chopstick goes hungry