A humanistic tradition of East Asian thought, begun by Confucius and continued by later thinkers such as Mencius and Zhu Xi.
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Catholic Encyclopedia: Confucianism
An article by Charles F. Aiken from this 1912 reference work. Reviews the key teachings and history of Confucianism, and its relation to Christianity.
Confucian Teachings Stand Test of Time
A year 2000 article from China.org.cn. Describes the contemporary popularity of Confucian studies in China.
A basic outline of the Confucian tradition, its principles and schools, from Religioustolerance.org.
An illustrated article reviewing the basic Confucian teachings and the history of Confucianism.
A brief overview of the Confucianism history, belief and ethics.
Articles on the various historical manifestations of this philosophical tradition. Part of the PHILTAR Overview of World Religions.
Confucianism and Confucius
Commentary, and online texts and resources for the study of this school of thought.
Confucius and Confucianism
Articles and online resources on confucius and the history of Confucianism.
Confucius and the Scholars
Article published in The Atlantic in 1999. Considers the modern revival of Confucianism in the light of recent scholarship which questions Confucianism's historical origins and the appropriateness of "Confucianism" as a general term.
The Cult of Confucius
Article by Thomas A. Wilson, detailing the historical process by which Confucius and his followers came to be venerated across China.
Ethics of Confucius, Mencius and Xun-zi
Chapter from a book by Sanderson Beck. Discusses the life story and teachings of each of these classical Chinese thinkers.
Sacred Texts - Confucian Documents
Online texts of the key works of the Confucian philosophical tradition, including the Confucian canon and four of the Five Classics.
The Song Confucians' View of History
Outlines the role of historical inquiry in the Confucian thought of the Chinese Song dynasty.
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