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  • A direct line can be drawn from Confucianism to the institution of civil service examinations around the world.
  • Then the old man, sitting erect, said, "Take me to the Confucian temple," and there he sat, erect and calm, and there was that in his calmness which allowed no question, so that Wang started forward as he saw others do, although he had no faintest knowledge of where the Confucian temple stood.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • There were also, it appeared, a Taoist and a Confucian temple further along the valley.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • The Confucian parables warn of it.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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  • "It could also be a throwback to Confucian principles of family," GaoLing added, "a wish to return to the time of emperors."
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • I also knew the difference between nei—the inner realm of the home—and wai—the outer realm of men—lay at the very heart of Confucian society.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Jim’s mother had come from South Korea—a grandfather had served as a minister to the last Korean king—and she had studied at Union Theological Seminary with Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich and become a Confucian scholar, and ended up for many years a housewife in Muscatine.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The Confucian replied, "That is my trouble, I cannot find it."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The wife should obey the husband; this, according to the Three Bonds of Confucianism.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • My father, a Confucian of high order, would commend me for finally honoring that which is wholly evident.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker

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  • In China, a neo-Confucian saying from the Song Dynasty declares: "For a woman to starve to death is a small matter, but for her to lose her chastity is a calamity.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I also understood that two Confucian ideals ruled our lives.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • We will follow Confucian instruction as found in The Women’s Classic by behaving as good women.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • The Confucian understood and departed in peace.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I assumed Baeh was honoring the traditional Confucian structure of community, where in each village a prominent elder man heard the townspeople’s grievances and arbitrated and ruled.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Then the old man, sitting erect, said, "Take me to the Confucian temple," and there he sat, erect and calm, and there was that in his calmness which allowed no question, so that Wang started forward as he saw others do, although he had no faintest knowledge of where the Confucian temple stood.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • But I can imagine my father saying his no, no, it was clearly Kwang’s Confucian training at work, his secular religion of pure hierarchy, his belief that everyone is at once a noble and a servant and then just a man.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • In China, comparably, where the humanistic, moralizing force of Confucianism has fairly emptied the old myth forms of their primal grandeur, the official mythology is today a clutter of anecdotes about the sons and daughters of provincial officials, who, for serving their community one way or another, were elevated by their grateful beneficiaries to the dignity of local gods.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • But then the little village of sheds clinging to the wall never became a part of the city or of the countryside which stretched beyond, and once when Wang Lung heard a young man haranguing a crowd at the corner of the Confucian temple, where any man may stand, if he has the courage to speak out, and the young man said that China must have a revolution and must rise against the hated foreigners, Wang Lung was alarmed and slunk away, feeling that he was the foreigner against whom the…
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • In the old narratives that Dennis practices, he might well involve a wife or lover to use against a troublesome operative; but with me he understands that he can forever count on my Confucian upbringing, press it to my brow like a tribal lodestone, a signet of the culture, which he knows can burn deeper than even love or fear.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • "128 The story is told of a Confucian scholar who besought the twenty-eighth Buddhist patriarch, Bodhidharma, "to pacify his soul."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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