neo-Confucianism

noun \ "+ \
variants: or Neo-Confucianism

Definition of neo-Confucianism

:a rationalistic revival of Confucian philosophy in the 11th century a.d. that exercised a pronounced influence on Chinese thought for over 800 years
  • neo-Confucianism, in which many traits of both Buddhism and Taoism were blended with the more naturalistic tenets of Confucius
  • —L. J. Walker

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Origin and Etymology of neo-confucianism

ne- + confucianism


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