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  • Making a song and dance about the sage


    Beating out a rapid rhythm with a pair of bamboo clappers, Kong Fanxi spoke quickly as he related a Confucian story in the dialect used by residents of Qufu, a city in Shandong province that is famous as the birthplace of Confucius.

  • Memories of famous son live on at home


    Seeing is believing. Two things that happened at Qufu East railway station during my recent visit to Qufu, Shandong province, impressed upon me how deeply the city and its people have been influenced by the teachings of Confucius, the city's best-known son and China's most-famous ancient sage.

  • Ancient teachings aid modern lifestyles


    Two years ago, a 50-square-meter room in Sandefan village of Jinan, the capital city of East China's Shandong province, was rarely visited by local residents.

  • Shandong celebrates Xiao Nian Festival


    An array of folk custom activities were held across Shandong province on Jan 20 to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday called "Xiao Nian".

  • Fire dragon dance performed to welcome Spring Festival in Shandong


    People perform fire dragon dance amid sparkles to greet the upcoming Spring Festival in Tai'erzhuang ancient town of Zaozhuang City, East China's Shandong province, Jan 21.

  • Zodiac animals get a makeover


    Huang Yongyu, 93, uses the Lunar New Year as an opportunity to comment on social issues and people's behaviors at an ongoing exhibition of his work.

  • Highlights of fourth Qilu culture folk arts festival


    The fourth Qilu culture folk arts festival was held on Jan 21 in Qingdao, Shandong province.