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main topicConfucianism
ColonQ8412 Edit this on Wikidata
Dewey Decimal299.512
Library of CongressBL1830-1883
Universal Decimal221.7

Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is a system of thought and behavior originating in ancient China. Variously described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life. Confucianism developed from what was later called the Hundred Schools of Thought from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551–479 BCE).