Meaning of neo-Confucian


Pronunciation: (nē"ō-kun-fy'shun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to an eclectic philosophical movement of the 12th to the 16th centuries, incorporating Taoist and Buddhist elements with an adaptation of Confucianism.
  1. an advocate or follower of neo-Confucianism. Also called
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