Proceedings of the 2019 5th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2019)

The Inheritance and Spreading of Confucianism in Modern China and South Korea

Authors
Ya Xiao, Jie Hu
Corresponding Author
Jie Hu
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-19.2019.40How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Confucianism, cultural inheritance and spreading, culture soft power, China, South Korea
Abstract
Confucianism has influenced the regulating of family relations, the maintaining of social order, and the promoting of national spirit for thousands of years in the East Asian cultural circle. Though Confucianism originates in China, it is not inherited and spread as successful as in South Korea nowadays. This study applies the qualitative analysis to investigate the underlying reasons for different situations of Confucian cultural preservation between modern China and South Korea. The findings are (1) compared with China where several radical movements in modern times started from the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Movement have dealt a serious blow to the status of Confucianism, Korean witnessed a rather moderate process of Confucianism development. (2) Korea lays great emphasis on moral education of Confucianism, while academic achievement seems to be prioritized in China’s teaching activities. (3) Korea takes full advantage of mass media to popularize Confucianism, the degree of which hasn’t been realized in China. These practices in Korea shed light on China to better improve the culture soft power embodied in Confucianism in modernization.
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Proceedings
2019 5th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-772-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-19.2019.40How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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