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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).

  • Explore charm of traditional culture in Shandong


    Shandong boasts a long history and splendid culture and is known as the hometown of Confucius, and ancient Chinese philosophers including the most famous of all, Mencius, and Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War, who have left behind numerous precious cultural relics.

  • Kids explore the charm of ancient architecture


    A group of elementary school students visited the Taishan Ancient Architecture Museum on Aug 18 to explore the charm of ancient buildings.

  • Facility to promote acrobatics art in Jining


    A state-of-the-art facility named "Acrobatics City" opened to the public on Aug 16 in Jining, East China's Shandong province.

  • From housewife to phoenix crown master


    Chen Jie, a former housewife who is now the top phoenix crown maker in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, owns a business that makes 600,000 yuan in annual sales revenue.

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