Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

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Changdeokgung Palace Complex The architectural style of Changdeokgung Palace, demonstrate features of simplicity and frugality, reflecting the Confucian ideology of the Joseon Dynasty.
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty testifies to a flowering of neo-Confucianism (AB ev)
Dazu Rock Carvings Dazu for its outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism (AB)
Dengfeng Songyang Confucian Academy
Fujian Tulou "The Confucian tradition has been retained inside the tulou and integrated with local customs and features. As a result, a unique dialect, folk art, religious ideas, and lifestyle came into being. Tulou provides important evidence in the study of anthropology and folkways." - AB Document
Hahoe and Yangdong the Confucian Academies
Hoi An Confucian Temple
Jongmyo Shrine the Confucianism Royal Shrine
Kaesong The integration of Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist and geomantic concepts is manifest (Unesco)
Lushan National Park There is a Confucian academy located at Lushan, the White Deer Grotto Academy
Macao "Barra Square with the A-Ma Temple (15th century), an example of Chinese culture inspired by Confucianism,Taoism, Buddhism and folk beliefs. The temple is used especially during Chinese Spring Festival." - AB Document
Melaka and George Town Khoo Kongsi's confucian clan shrine (Georgetown)
Mount Wuyi contains study centres associated with the birth of Neo-Confucianism in the 11th century AD
Namhansanseong "Its town planning reflects Chinese Confucian influences; it reproduces the city plan of Seoul in order to accommodate the administration and the population in similar conditions if they were forced to move in the event of war." - AB Evaluation
Ping Yao Wen Miao Confucian Temple
Quanzhou Confucius Temple and School
Royal Joseon Tombs Within the context of Confucian cultures, the integrated approach of the Royal Tombs of Joseon to nature and the universe has resulted in a distinctive and significant funeral tradition.
Seowon, Neo-Confucian Academies
Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius Birthplace of Confucianism
Xidi and Hongcun "This culture has a special place in Chinese history, since it made major contributions to the development of Confucian culture and to commercial development in the 14th-19th centuries." - AB document


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