A 90-minute documentary about Confucius was screened on China Central Television (CCTV) on Jan 1.
A grand memorial ceremony for the ancient Chinese thinker Mencius (372 BC-289 BC) was held in Zoucheng county, Shandong province, on Dec 22.
Shandong province has made much progress in inheriting and maintaining traditional Chinese culture.
An art exhibition, featuring more than 50 replicas of Dunhuang murals, opened on Nov 20.
Managers of the cemetery holding the remains of Confucius and his descendants have begun using a new electronic system mapping the site and keeping tabs on visitors.
The 7th World Confucian Conference commenced the hometown of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong province on Sept 27. The theme of this year’s conference is entitled, “Confucianism and its contemporary value.”
Three educational programs for out-of-school children, prisoners and former nomads won this year's UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy.