Confucianism - Freedom and Democracy 2.0
Is Confucianism a religion?
Appendix 7. What is the individual’s relationship to leaders and family and others? Mutual obligations …
Chinese is a relationship culture. Who you know can take priority over regulation and law, even more so than in the US. Confucianism is part of that ancient understanding of how the world works, although it is not the hidebound, patriarchal system sometimes portrayed in the west.
Below, some brief comments on how the relationship culture works with regard to families, leaders, and strangers.