The Music of Life
Confucianism was established by Confucius in the fifth century B.C. and emerged from the traditional practices of rites and music of the Zhou Dynasty. Confucianism is also called Confucian learning and the ideology of Confucius and Mencius. Its core values are benevolence, forgiveness, loyalty, and filial piety. It emphasizes the cultivation and nurturance of Confucian ethics and virtue. It stresses that benevolence and propriety have to complement each other. Confucian teachings focus on morality and ethics in daily life and emphasize the Five Human Relationships and family morality.