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Confucius

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Confucius
south side plaque
Inscription.
Confucius
Confucius (551 B.C. to 479 B.C.), with the given name Qiu and stylized name Zhongni, was a native of Lu State (now Qufu city of Shandong Province) in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. He was a great thinker, educator and statesman in ancient China and the initiator of Confucianism. Based on the circumstances of his era, Confucius advocated a school of thought with benevolence as its core value and the rites as its code of conduct, which was mostly documented in the seminal work of Confucianism entitled "The Analects". For the past two millennia, Confucianism has impacted all aspects of Chinese society, shaping people's way of life and social behavior, and promoting the harmonious development of society. Confucius was so highly respected that he was acclaimed "the Supreme Sage and Foremost Teacher" in Chinese society. Confucianism, transmitted across the bordering countries of China a long time ago, was of far-reaching influence in the evolution of various civilizations. Even in European and American countries there are many intellectuals who study Confucius and Confucianism. Amidst a changing world and the advancement of sciences, people recognize even more the legitimate values of Confucianism when seeking a solution to modern social problems. Presented to the State of Connecticut, the United
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Confucius
north side plaque
States of America on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of our sister State/Province relationship by the Provincial People's Government of Shandong Province, the People's Republic of China in August, 2006.
 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 41° 45.782′ N, 72° 40.847′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Trinity Street and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Trinity Street. Touch for map. Located next to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Marquis De La Fayette (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapman-Taft House (about 400 feet away); Col. Thomas Knowlton (about 400 feet away); Trinity College (about 400 feet away); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Scion of the Charter Oak (about 500 feet away); Joseph Roswell Hawley (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Regarding Confucius. This statue is in a small garden along the west wall of the Horace Bushnell Memorial Building. The
Confucius image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Confucius
The Provincial People's Government
of Shandong Province
Confucius statue was a gift from Shandong Province, China. Connecticut presented a statue of Mark Twain, a former resident of Hartford, to this province. This exchange of statues was a step in cultivating a broader understanding between the two cultures. There is a twenty plus year sister-state relationship between these cultures.
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
4. Confucius
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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