Confucius essentially claimed that human actions should always be guided by virtue- a regard for their impact on other people and by an understanding of the mutual obligations around which society was structured. These obligations were known as "bonds," and they dictated how husbands related to wives, children to fathers, brothers to brothers, and rulers to subjects. As post #2 points out, it was indeed "communitarian," but Confucius also conceived of society as being stratified in the extreme, and obedience was crucial to most of the bonds described earlier in this post.
However, virtue also entailed a certain inner morality, and the best people, those atop the social ladder, were expected to cultivate and exhibit moral and ethical behavior for its own sake. They would then act with propriety, behaviors that were appropriate to their elevated position. Society would function best and most harmoniously with a virtuous ruler, served by gentlemen, ruling over a people who understood their station in life.