the spread of Confucianism in Asia

Timeline created by Angel Palomares
In History
  • 100

    founder of confucianism born

    The founder of Confucianism was Kong Qiu (K'ung Ch'iu), who was born around 552 B.C.E. in the small state of Lu
  • 200

    confucianist founder died

    died in 479
  • 300

    confucianism begining

    Formed: 500 B.C.E.
    Origin: China
    Followers: 5,000,000
    Deity: None / various gods and ancestors
    Sacred Texts: Analects (Lunyu), the Five Classics (Wujing), the Four Books (Sishu) Headquarters None
  • Oct 29, 1000

    spead to korea and vietnam

    Although China controlled portions of the Korean peninsula and the Vietnam region early in the Common Era, by 1000 C.E.
  • confucius

    The Latinized name Confucius, based on the honorific title Kong Fuzi (K'ung Fu-tzu), was created by 16th-century Jesuit missionaries in China.
  • new life movement

    The Xin Shenghuo Yundong (New Life Movement) inaugurated by the Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), who later ruled independent Taiwan after the victory of his Communist opponents in 1949, combined modern scientific elements -- such as basic hygiene and economic development -- with traditional Confucian moral principles such as li (propriety), yi (righteousness), lian (discrimination), and chi (shame)
  • dowager cixi

    the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) moved publicly to counter the impression that China was too hidebound by Confucianism to meet the challenges of modernity.
  • spread to japan

    spread to japan
    Confucianism was known to the Japanese from the sixth C.E. on; however, it was not until the Edo or Tokugawa period (1600-1868) that it became a leading ideology of state and a pervasive teaching in Japanese society.
  • spread to Taisho

    spread of the Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods (1868-1945 C.E.)
  • restoration

    Beginning with the restoration of direct imperial rule under the emperor Meiji in 1868, Confucian ideology
  • examination system

    Among the reforms that she sponsored was the abolition of the millennia-old Confucian civil service examination system in 1905.
  • last emperor

    the last emperor was deposed in 1912, just four years after her death.
  • new confucion traditions

    Despite these setbacks for Confucianism, post-imperial reformers active during the 1920s and 1930s also attempted to breathe new life into Confucian traditions.
  • spread to 20th century

    1920 is when they focused of trying to spread the religion into the 20th century
  • secret to economic success

    Later Chinese leaders, such as Singapore's founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1923), championed Confucianism as the secret to the economic success attained by ethnic Chinese,
  • links

    The links between Confucianism and imperialism in Japan were severed when Japan surrendered to the Allies in August 1945 following the atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • conclusion

    Confucianism has played a role in both imperialist and anti-imperialist campaigns during the 20th century
  • modern confucian empire

    Japan in the early 20th century C.E. may be the best example of a modern Confucian empire