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Confucian Ethics

The main principle of Confucianism is ren ("humaneness" or "benevolence"), signifying excellent character in accord with li (ritual norms), zhong (loyalty to one's true nature), shu (reciprocity), and xiao (filial piety). Together these constitute de (virtue).

Sources

Confucius.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Web. Accessed 22 Nov. 2016.

Hinnells, John R. (ed.). “Confucian State Cult.” Penguin Dictionary of Religions. London: Penguin Books, 1997.

Weiming, Tu. “Confucianism.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Web. Accessed 22 Nov. 2016.

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