Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) is very famous in China, and his theory has influenced Chinese for thousands of years.
A quick Q&A:
Why Confucius is so famous in China? Simple, he has developed theory on how to be a good man, and also, he is supporter of emperors.
Absorb the good things and reject the bad things. This is my principle to his theory.
Visited Temple, Mansion, and Cemetery of Confucius last week.
Temple of Confucius: built by Duke Ai of Lu (BC 521-BC 468) in year BC 478, after Confucius passed away;
Mansion of Confucius: built in year 1377, mansion of Confucius’ descendants, obviously, Confucius has not lived there;
Cemetery of Confucius: Confucius buried there, and in year 1684, it is expanded to 1,998,000 square meters, of course, allowed and supported by the government (Ming Dynasty).
The temple, mansion, and cemetery has been renovated several times ever since built.
Temple of Confucius:
The Chinese letters on memorial gateway means Confucius is the best in history:
Red plate on Cypress means this tree is more than 500 years:
Blue plate on Cypress means this tree is 300-500 years:
A girl is worshiping Confucius:
Stone tablet destroyed by the Red Guard during the Great Cultural Revolution (at Mao’s time, Mao, the found of PRC), the missing part can not found, so leave as it is:
Stone tablet destroyed by the Red Guard during the Great Cultural Revolution (Under Mao’s time), the missing part was found and the tablet was repaired:
Mansion of Confucius:
Introduction of the mansion:
Picture telling the Confucius family do not be greedy:
Room for meeting friends:
Studying area for kids:
The tree more than 500 years:
Cemetery of Confucius:
A gate, Chinese letters on the gate means people will always remember theory created by Confucius:
Gravestone of Confucius’ 76th generation (now is the 83th generation, till year 2020):
Gravestone destroyed by the Red Guard during the Great Cultural Revolution (at Mao’s time, Mao, the found of PRC). We can imagine how CRAZY the red guards are! Ashamed!
I am personally understand many countries do not like Confucius Institute and asking the institutes closed. But China Communist Party can not represent Chinese, and A nation without senses of history is a forgetful nation.
There is no Nation without History, There is no Family without a Family Tree.