Titel: Travel through the Middle Kingdom: A Tour of Qufu-The Hometown of Confucius - Travel through the Middle Kingdom: A Tour of Qufu-The Hometown of Confucius （游访孔庙孔府孔林）（英）
Autor /Herausgeber: Yang Zhaoming
ISBN: 978-1-60220-305-1, 9781602203051
Reihe: Travel through the Middle Kingdom
Verlag: Better Link Press, Shanghai Press and Publishing Development Company -上海新闻出版发展公司
Format: 25 x 19.5 cm
Traditional Chinese culture boasts voluminous classical works, marvelous art and literature, superb garden architecture as well as profound philosophy and religion. All of this can be found in Qufu, considered the cradle of oriental culture thanks to Kongzi, the greatest thinker in Chinese history. Listed among the first group of 24 famous historical and cultural cities by the State Council in 1982, Qufu epitomizes the development of Chinese society and preserves precious cultural legacies for future generations. With informative maps, striking photos and compelling descriptions, this photographic guide successively takes you through China s preeminent temple, residence and forest ... Kong Temple: This is where sacrifices are offered to Kongzi. Hailed as the oldest museum in the world, it abounds in the cultural heritage of the Chinese nation. Its prosperity testifies to the development of official ideology and the evolution of orthodox doctrines. Kong Residence: This is where Kongzi s descendents have always lived. The architecture, decoration and layout offer profound insights into a strong sense of family and a strict order of seniority. It performs the dual role of paying homage to Kongzi and carrying forward Confucianism. Kong Forest: This is where Kongzi and his offspring are buried. It is not only the biggest, longest-lasting and best preserved family cemetery in the world, but also a huge man-made forest of a size unrivaled on earth. It reflects the honor and glory Kongzi and his offspring have enjoyed since their deaths. Touring among the gates, halls, tablets and other cultural relics, you will better appreciate the all-embracing and enduring wisdom of Kongzi, and savor his tremendous influence on Chinese society and culture, as well as the traditional values of its people.