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  • Center provides hands-on experience


    When Wang Jing, a 41-year-old mother of two girls, described their July study tour in Qufu, the birthplace of Confucius in Shandong province, she said they reaped far more than expected.

  • A sage for his own time and beyond


    Confucius (551-479 BC), lived in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). At a time when Plato and Aristotle were spreading philosophies on ethics in the Western world, Confucius was having a major impact on the social, political and philosophical structure of China.

  • Is Confucius still relevant?


    At a ceremony in September to commemorate the 2,570th anniversary of the birth of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong province, hundreds of students and residents recited classic quotes from the ancient sage's Analects. More than 2,000 people - including UNESCO officials, scholars and descendants of Confucius - attended the ceremony, which featured ritual dances by performers in costumes from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).

  • Mount Tai Intl Marathon held in Tai'an


    A record 25,595 runners from 17 countries set off from the Mount Tai Convention and Exhibition Center at 8:00am on Oct 27, marking the start of the 2019 Mount Tai International Marathon.

  • Farmers paint picture of rural life in China


    The farmer-turned-painter has created works portraying the development of the country's rural areas by depicting scenes of rural life, bountiful harvests and satisfied families.

  • Road show promotes Shandong's culture, tourism industry


    The Shandong provincial publicity department and the Shandong provincial department of culture and tourism jointly held a road show on the province's cultural creativity and boutique tourism industry on Oct 19 during the Qingdao Multinationals Summit.

  • Video: A Confucian revival in Qufu


    Thanks to investments by the Qufu government, this legendary philosopher and his foundational ideas have become more tangible to people, while also boosting the cultural confidence of China.