This chapter explores the development and rise of Confucianism as the state cult in China, and discusses the social role of Confucianism in terms of education, community development, health care, environment and gender. In this chapter, particular focus is given to Contemporary Confucianism, which calls for the engagement with the serious moral enterprise of restructuring social institutions and reformulating public policies in accordance with fundamental Confucian moral concerns and commitments to family and virtue.
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220405 Religion and Society 169903 Studies of Asian Society
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