The Official-led Revival of Confucian Ceremony at Qufu Confucius Temple



In order to achieve the dream of construction Chinese harmony society which proposed by Chinese government, the Confucian thought which influenced China more than 2000 years might be inevitable and the image of Confucius gradually became to a powerful cultural symbol when the rapid of modernization caused the moral and social issue in China. The heritage of Confucian ethos still affects the authorities that the “ritual” has occupied a crucial position especially the cult and sacrifice of Confucius. The revival of Confucian ceremony at Qufu Confucius temple has shifted in significance from the official religion and Confucian philosophy to one of political symbols of the CCP.


Confucian ceremony; Chinese tradition; Cultural leadership

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