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Confucius – “China: Its History and Culture” – Morton, W. Scott

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments · China, Philosophy, Religion

Kong Fu Zi (Master Kong) (551-479 B.C.), or Confucius, in the latinized form of his name used by the Jesuits in the seventeenth century, was born and raised in the state of Lu in Shandong province in northeast China. The materials on his life are meager, after a due purge of all the laudatory and imaginary accretions of his later admiring biographers. His ancestors may have been of the aristocracy, but Confucius himself was born to a family of comparatively humble status, his father possibly a minor official in the state of Lu.

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