Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Shandong province in east China has chosen an area in and around Qufu City, the birthplace of Confucius, to provide an exclusive region for cultural tourism and to identify the historical philosophers of China by 2030, the provincial government stated on Wednesday.
The area will be spread across 3,631 square kilometers and has the birthplaces of several ancient Chinese thinkers.
According per a plan by the provincial government, a world Confucianism research center will also be built simultaneously in the region to endorse the study of Confucianism.
Also, the Global forums on Confucianism and world civilizations will be organized frequently in the region to endorse traditional Chinese culture.
Confucius (551-479 BC), an educator along with being a philosopher, founded Confucianism, a special school of thought that created deeper impact on later generations. Also, he was the first Chinese person to develop private schools and join up students from all walks of life.
Nishan in Qufu City, Shandong, is the birthplace of Confucius.
The thoughts of Confucius, comprising the rule by virtue, self-discipline in soothing others and harmony in diversity, have been central to personal, family and social life in China.
Confucianism is witnessing a restoration as China lures its traditional culture and develops its vision, concepts, values and ethics to make them maintain the pace with the times.