Birth of China’s greatest teacher celebrated

Virtuous actions and personal cultivation were essential. Confucius was received with great respect by the rulers of the states he visited,and he even seems to have received occasional payments. He acquired a large following,and the solidification of the Confucian school probably occurred during these years s. Confucius felt all of these losses deeply,and his sadness and frustration must have been intensified by the realization that his political ideas had found no support among the rulers of his own state.

Confucius’s descendants hope to revive family cuisine

JINAN, July 20 — The descendants of ancient philosopher Confucius have been endeavoring to preserve and popularize the family’s cuisine, as they believe his culinary thinking is largely ignored. “Confucius was a great thinker and educator, but he was also undoubtedly a gourmet,” said Kong Deban, a 77th-generation descendant of […]