Asia Pacific In China, a search for modern values at Confucius' birthplace

China's rulers are increasingly promoting Confucius, a figure once reviled by Chairman Mao, as a symbol for modern China. Tourists, seminar groups, and professionals are flocking to the ancient philosopher's birthplace.

By , Staff writer


As China’s rise sparks a search for enduring values, the Communist Party has increasingly put forth the ancient philosopher Confucius as one kind of answer.