List of converts to Christianity from Confucianism

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This is a list of notable converts to Christianity from Confucianism. It is debated whether Confucianism is a religion and some Confucians who became Christians considered themselves to remain Confucian in philosophy.

Name Notes
Hong Sa-ik Korean-Japanese World War II general who was executed for war crimes after the war[1]
Heup Young Kim theologian and member of the International Society for Science and Religion[2]
Nakamura Masanao member of the Meirokusha who was baptized; largely retained the Confucian ideals that were compatible with Christianity[3]
Xi Shengmo Chinese Christian leader[4]


  1. ^ Kim, Young-Sik, Ph.D. (2003). "The US-Korea relations: 1910–1945: A brief history of the US-Korea relations prior to 1945". Association for Asian Research. Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  2. ^ Interview "I had a religious conversion and became a Christian. Before I followed Confucianism"
  3. ^ Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures
  4. ^ One of China's Scholars: The Culture & Conversion of a Confucianist