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Chinese Character for "Scholar" or "Confucianism"

There are several Chinese characters that can be translated as "scholar," but the "ru" character refers especially to the scholar Confucius, and by extension to Confucianism in general. Confucianism is also known as "Ruism."


  • Confucianism.” Wikipedia. Web. Accessed 1 Feb. 2017. Uses the character for "scholar" to represent Confucianism.
  • Chinese Symbols for Scholar.” Chinese Words. Web. Accessed 1 Feb. 2017.