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Confucianism,one of the three major religion traditions in China,  is based on the teachings of K'ung-fu-tzu (552-479 bce), known in the west as Confucius.  This secular "religion" focuses on the conduct and practices of people in daily life - the creation of a society based on virtue. Primary relationships are between parents and children, especially fathers and sons.   Cardinal virtues include Benevolence, Duty, Manners, Wisdom, and Faithfulness.

Centered in China, the coexisting ideas and practices of Confucianism and Taoism influence Asia and to a lesser degree, other world cultures. 

Links:  Confucianism primer  Basic information and links to a variety of sources that include texts and descriptions.
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Update 
January 10, 2013
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