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Jienism is a religious and philosophic system of thought, based on the ideas of the ancient Gao-Soton thinker Jien (慈円子 - Jienshi, Master Jien). Partially influenced by traditional Gao-Showan religions, it exerted and continues to exert tremendous influence on the beliefs of West Dovanians.

HistoryEdit

Jienism was born from the writings of Jienshi (718-791), who lived in one of the many kingdoms that preceded the creation of the Empire of Gao-Soto just a few decades later. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. These values gained prominence in Gao-Soto over other doctrines during the Meiji Period. The first legal statute of the Empire, the Heavenly Code (天律令), draws heavily from Jienist influence. Later, during the Tokehiko Period, Jienism spread to the other Western Dovani areas, most notably Indrala and Drania, where it continues to have an important role. In modern times, Jienism was often seen as archaic and reactionary, and frequently attacked by modernists and nationalists, but its influence is still very powerful, especially in Indrala.

BeliefsEdit

It is difficult to classify Jienism as either a religion or an ethical philosophy. Many attributes common among religions—such as ancestor worship, ritual, and sacrifice—apply to the practice of Jienism; however, the religious features found in Jienist texts can be traced to traditional non-Jienist Gao-Showan beliefs (Kamism and Qamido). Whatever the case, its precepts are often followed religiously by its adherents.

In Jienism, all men are born good and similar, and the ethical differences between them are influenced by study and practice. Thus a good character may be achieved by self-cultivation. Jienism is a meritocratic belief, in that it considers any good man, irrespective of social origin, as a noble, whereas a wicked son of a king is nothing but a "small man".

Self-improvement and self-cultivation are achieved by education and the practice of right rituals. In Jienism the word "ritual" extends beyond religious practices into a secular context, and may mean the propriety or politeness which colors everyday life.

Another central tenet of Jienism is filial piety, extended beyond death by means of ancestor veneration. Filial piety applies to most inter-personal relations, which are classified according to the hierarchy of those that take part in them. Specific rules are set for each type of relation, and in most of them age is a prerequisite for authority. Extending this principle into the political realm means that every person must know their place in the society, and must behave accordingly. Also, one's place in society is not determined by birth, but by merit.

Modern vs. Classical JienismEdit

Full article: Mandate of Heaven controversy

Recently (in the 3550s), it has been suggested by philosophers that a split has been growing between what they view as "modern" Jienism and Classical Jienism, primarily as a reaction to a conflict between the Emperors of Indrala and Gao-Soto over the Mandate of Heavens. The former, represented by the writings of the Gao-Showan Emperor Akihiko, who studied as a philosopher while under the regency of his mother, has incorporated modern and Western influences and interprets many aspects of the theory in a less Gao-centric way, emphasising for example in the debate on the Mandate of Heaven that Jienism did not exalt the Gao-Showan culture above all others but instead demanded stewardship towards harmony. The latter, represented by the orthodox school of Indrala and its Emperor, felt that Akihiko's version was corrupted by Western influences and, under continued exhortations to the young Emperor to study the classical texts, argued that the supremacy of a particular culture was also an integral part of Jienism.

Gao Gao-Showans
Peoples Central: KunihitoSekowansKyo | Northern: UtariWelang | Southern: IndralansĐinhPhra | Western: TukareseMu-TzeBianjie
Languages Gao-Indralan: KunikataSekowanKyoIndralanĐinhPhraUtari | Jelbo-Tukaric: PanmuanBianjie
Regions DovaniSeleyaGao-SotoSekowoDankukIndralaTukaraliJinlianDaliborGreat North Dovani PlainKalistanBianjie
History Empire of Gao-SotoKingdom of SekowoHistory of SekowoHistory of IndralaHistory of DranlandHistory of TukaraliGreat Sekowian WarSouthern Hemisphere War
Religion Gao-Showan ReligionsDaenismMazdâyanâZenshōKamismGuidaoJienismKanzo
Indrala articles
History Mesing - Gemu-Teng - Great Xinhan - Alorian Protectorate - War of Independence - Southern Hemisphere War - Mingzhi
Geography Ma-Gan River - Anle Range - Tebie Desert - Baitian Valley
Politics Chancellor - National Assembly - Political parties
Demographics Ethnic Groups: Indralan
Religion: Jienism - Daenism (Mazdâyanâ, Zenshō)
Culture Monarchy - Nobility - Sport
Economy Agriculture - Banking - Tourism
Sacred Sekowo Sacred Sekowo
Heimei-kyō (capital)
History Empire of Gao-Soto, Kingdom of Sekowo, Union of Sekowo, Aretic Archonate of Sekowo, Second Sekowan Civil War, Deydono Doctrine, First Commonwealth of Sekowo, First Sekowan Empire, Second Commonwealth of Sekowo, Third Sekowan Civil War, Fourth Sekowan Civil War, Second Sekowan Empire, Great Sekowian War (Operation Steel Impetus, Operation Black Bear), Southern Hemisphere War, Indralan-Sekowan War
Geography Dovani, Barrier Range, Great Northern Dovani Plain
Demographics Ethnicities: Sekowans, Kunihito, Gao-Showa, Sécowonnais, Orinco, Kli'kut, Kuragao
Religions: Mazdâyanâ and Zenshō Daenism, Kamism, Jienism, Guidao, Native Beliefs, Aurorian Patriarchal Church, Orinco Polytheism
Languages: Sekowan, Kunikata, Canrillaise, Orinco, Tsekwon
Government & Politics Government of Sekowo, Politics of Sekowo, Political Parties, Ishida Dynasty, Zenshō Socialism, Pan-Dovanism
Han Hokuzan, Tōzan, Nanzan, Kankawara, Sanko
States & Protectorates Argos, Cho'kun, Kurageri, Lyore, Medina, Midway, Rapa Pile, Shiratoku, Teoitan, Tropica
Armed Forces Imperial Sekouo Air Force, Imperial Sekouo Ground Forces, Imperial Sekouo Navy
People Arya Patil, Ayako Ishida, Chandi Prateesh, Fritz Melchior Schulz, Hinata Ishida, Jim Kelton, Kurt Heinz Baumgartner, Kyumi Ishida, Lucumon Deydono, Motoko Kayabuki, Orihime Arisawa, Otaru Komei, Peter Kurt Baumgartner, Rodai Telos, Sakura Ishida, Samael Izunomi, Sayoko Stadtfeld, Shizune Abarai, Taisho Komei, Takeshi Komei, Oma Ishida, Suzuka Ishida, Makoto Ishida, Sai Ishida, Yuko Ishida, Himawari Ishida
Hulstria and Gao-Soto articles
History Empire of Gao-Soto, Christopher Dove, War of Hulstrian Successsion, Congress of Kien, War of Luthori Succession, Welsh Genocide, New Englian Crisis, Great Sekowian War, Operation Steel Impetus, South Majatran Wars, South Ocean War, War of the Two Kaisers, September Revolution, War for the Emperor's Protection, Hulstro-Kazulian War, Hulstrian Civil War (4304)
Geography Dovani, Great North Dovani Plain, Schnee-Berge Mountains
Demographics Gao-Showa, Gao-Showa Clans, Hulstrian, Kunihito, Kunikata, Hulstro-Showans, Hulstro-Mikun, Draddwyr
Culture National Anthems: Land of our Fathers, The Call of Hulstria, For all eternity, For the Monarchy, The Revolution ne'er can yield, Golden Empire
Religion Daenism, Hosianism, Jienism, Orinco Polytheism, Kamism
Administrative Divisions Empire of Hulstria: Budenlar: Labsburg | Hulstria: Kien | Kuratha: Marchau
Empire of Gao-Soto: Hilgar: Miyako, Veilchen | Mitrania: Graaffsberg, Mitrania Highlands National Park | Ostland
Politics Historically Important Parties: Anarchitarians, Aneist Unionist Party, Christian Communist Party, Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Fascist Authority Party, Gao-Showa Peoples' Party, Hulstrian National Party, Imperial Hulstrian Party, Progressive Liberal Party of Hulstria, Refuge Pressure Party | List of Former Parties of Greater Hulstria
Presently Active Parties: Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Vereinigte Bund
Monarchy Monarchs: Alexander I, Franz I, Franz VI, Ferdinand I, Ferdinand II, Godric I, Godric II, Godric III, Heinrich I, Heinrich II, Karl III, Klaus Gustav III, Klaus Gustav IV, Klemens II, Leopold I, Maximilian V, Maximilian VII, Rainer IV, Rainer V, Rudolph I of Hulstria, Rudolph III, Rudolph IV, Rudolph V, Klaus Gustav VI, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Other Royalty: Heinrich, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Archduke Otto of Hulstria, Archduke Franz of Hulstria, Archduke Maximilian, Archduke Albert of Hulstria, Archduchess Harriet of Hulstria, Archduke Heinrich, Archduchess Aleksandra, Queen of Rutania, Archduke Leopold, Archduchess Charlotte, Adela I of Vorona, Hikaru I of Dolgaria, Archduchess Josephine, Archduchess Martha, Idda, Countess of Savonia, Wilhelm, Duke of Thague, Roberta Lusk, Princess Harriet of Talmoria, Henrietta, Queen of Endralon, Janne II of Vorona, Matilda, Queen of Rilandor, Karl, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Henry, King of Tukarali, Henry I of Tukarali, Constantine I of Tukarali, Archduchess Cristyne, Archduke Rudolph, Archduke Paul, Emmanuel, 4th Duke of Heidelberg
Primary Noble Houses: House of Flieder, Okatori Clan, House of Strauss, House of Rothingren
Palaces: Fliederbrunn Palace, Phönixstein Castle
People Gao Showa: Meiji Hideaki, Meiji Takara, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Tokuro Tanemoto, Naoki Tsukuda, Akemi Tanemoto-Katsutoshi, Tokugawa Jiang, Gao-Ri Juro, Haruhi Suzumiya, Hayato Tarou, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Hulstrian: Kyril von Flieder, Lanzo Henning, Konrad Labsburg, Otto von Labsburg, Rudolph Labsburg, Rebekka Liese, Heindrich Strauss, Konsort Strauss, Philip Strauss, Rosaline Strauss, Karl van Gessel, Spenzer Roderick, Erwin Zilberschlag, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Hildegard Klay, Edmund von Greifstein, Martin Valle, Gregory Kleinman, Anders Raske, David Thorsten, Lukas Adenauer, Friedrich Ewald II, Ambrose Bauer, Constantin Birnbacher, Maggie Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Chamberlain, Charles Fuerstien, Waldemar von Treuburg, Wenzeslaus von Hortensiengau, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain II, Sieuwerd Cuijpers, Adam Hammond, Frederick von Labsburg, Gereon von Thannhausenand, Julius von Anderinch, Joseph Karcher, Edward Roderick III, Isolde von Smaragdwald, Anthony Bauer-Chamberlain, Kasimir Hoefler, Hieronymus von Büren, Joseph Roderick II, Jurgen Marquering, Arnold Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain III Gisela von Hortensiengau, August Kratzenberg, Theresia von Maringhelm, Walburga von Strauss, Maximilian Berleburg, Walter von der Hyde, Vitus von der Mar, Eduard von Strauss, Russell von Korneuschlag, Thomas Michels
Other: Charlotte Church, George Huws, Katherine Jenkins, Wali Thomas
Drania flag Republic of Dranland
Iglesia Mayor (capital)
GeographyHistoryCultureEconomyGovernment
History 3572 Dranish coup d'étatDraddwyr GenocideDranian Seung RevolutionGreat Sekowian WarNew ThetaSinking of the HMS Chulbark
Subdivisions Provinces: Flag elbian ElbianFlag loren LorenFlag magadonia MagadoniaFlag ulbrach UlbrachFlag valdor Valdor
Special Cities: GC Flag GongmangdoIglesia Mayor Flag Iglesia MayorSanta Sharika Flag Santa Sharika
Special Region: Northern Dovani
Political Parties Current: Kyo Defense ForcePopular Party
Historic: Conservative National PartyDemocratic Socialist PartyDranish Agrarian LeagueDranish Hosian AllianceGao-Showa Imperial Revolutionary FrontGrand National PartyGreen Progressives/Llysiau Gwyrdd BlaengHacia CasaLeague of JusticeRally for the RepublicPartido Acción CiudadanaPartido Democrático MonárquicoVirtuous Kyo Alliance
Demographics Religion: Zensho DaenismDaenismJienismSeldonismAurorian Patriarchal ChurchSindoThetanismUniversal Church of Terra
Ethnicity: DraddwyrDranianosKazulianKyo
Notable People & Families Adrienne LeCoultre-OverstratenAlina DelarosaAllanfa DanArthurCatherine Fournier-LagardeCharlene GoodwillChoi Yeon-kiCraig WarwickCwlcymroDelia BreckinridgeDim MynediadEarl Branstead-SmithEduardo RiveraElaine DuvalleEric CrawfordGerardo GutierrezHarold de BurghHouse of RyeoHouse of SantiagoIason TolesJack CaddockJacqueline TownsendJames TanakaJennifer HowardJoel CubreroJohn HolbrookeJohn WestwoodJonathan de LeuerJulia BreckinridgeLarissa LeCoultreLuigi DelgadoMargaret WoodhallMaria ValoMarina LeCoultreMario LavazzaOwain GlynwaterPark Jae-yungPaul SimeonRhee Seung-ukRichard Branstead-SmithSamuel LotherbergSarah GoodwinSean YatesSeldon FamilySosuke MoriSun Gyeong-yunSun Ryoji
Tukarali articles
History Kemokian EmpirePhraatid DynastyMu-Tze KhanateRyan MalagarTukarali EmirateInsurectionnal Disorder of TukaraliDemocratic Kingdom of TukaraliFascist State of TukaraliDemocratic Republic of TukaraliTukarali StateGlorious Republic of Greater Tukarali
Prefectures Flag of Boruska BoruskaFlag of Dhataan DhataanFlag of Lago Kwantu Lago KwantuFlag of Morata Valley Morata ValleyFlag of Shrin Kali Shrin Kali
Political Parties< Tukarese Democratic UnionSocial Democratic Party (Tukarali)Partido Socialista DemocráticoCidadania e Democracia Cívica
Demographics Religion: Daenism, Jienism, Kanzo, Ahmadism, YazdismEthnicity: Tukarese, Mu-Tze
Notable People & Families João Pedro ColiAlexandro ZapataAndreas MagbantayGeoffrey ThornalleyGuo QiHouse of AynakoK. Huy LuongKyuma NaruhitoMarisol ParesiNasri FamilyRoi TiangcoRoland LafargeRui MalagarRyan MalagarShinji KuninobuShuya NakagawaTakahiro TranCristiana Ferreira das Neves

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