September 28, 2006

Happy Birthday Confucius...
Today is Confucius' 2557th birthday, if he was still alive that is. It's believed that he has around 2.5 million descendants in China, 100,000 in Korea, and many more in the overseas Chinese population. The China Confucius Foundation has recently trademarked a 'standard image' of the philosopher to be used in China and abroad to reduce confusion over the various images in different parts of China. Of course it has raised a lot of debate as to which painting/drawing/statue is the closest to the original man. I wonder, what does Kong FuZi say?

2 comments:

Dana said...

Wow! I learn so much from our blog! The wrinkles in my brain are growing like crazy!

Stephen said...

Haha. Those little bits of strange trivia. You never know when they will come in handy!