Confucius’s standard portrait unveiled in Shandong – Xinhua

From Xinhua:

The standard portrait of is unveiled by the China Confucius Foundation (CCF) in an effort to give him a recognizable identity around the world in Qufu, East China’s Shandong Province September 23, 2006. Born in 551 BC, Confucius was considered one of the most reputed philosophers and thinkers in China.

Related Chinese article of “Launching the standard portrait of Confucius Not For Commercial Purpose” from Xinhua

Read Da Niu’s blog about “Criticize Confucius and Respect Confucius — A Thirty Years Drama“, saying
some poeple in our country always like to make the other people, especially the Japanese, to remember the history well. But themselves often forget history selectively. Since now it is advocated to respect Confucious again, it is also neccesary to make references and comments on the the carzy hitorical period when Confucious was severely criticized during the Culture Revolution. In case, the younger generations will know nothing about their parents and grandparents’ experience, which was a drama lasting for 30 years.

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