A new television series celebrating stories of China, this week featuring Qufu City, Shandong province, has started showing on BBC Two.
Shandong province invested a total of 38.5 billion yuan ($5.85 billion) in the construction of public cultural facilities during the 12th Five-year Plan (2011-15).
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.