Confucius: An Icon of Chinese Culture Confucius: An Icon of Chinese Culture
By Max L. Knowles ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 2) The virtues of Li (manners, ritual) and Ren (kindness) are said to be the bases... Confucius: An Icon of Chinese Culture

By Max L. Knowles
ReadOasis Step 4
(Part 2)

The virtues of Li (manners, ritual) and Ren (kindness) are said to be the bases of Confucianism.

Li refers to ritual, manners, and etiquette. Scholars have also translated Li as customs, morals, and the rules of proper behavior. Li concerns the ceremonies that leaders and people needed to perform their duties, such as making sacrifices or praying at the temple. It is also the idea of doing the right thing at the right time. "Men's natures are alike, ...

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