Friday, September 30, 2005

Confucius Says, That's a Lot of Grandkids

From China View:

Confucius has over 3 mln descendants worldwide

JINAN, Sept. 30 (Xinhuanet) -- Confucius, a great Chinese thinker in ancient China, has more than three million descendants around the world, according to recent statistics.


Kong Deming, vice director of the Qufu Confucius pedigree research center said that with Qufu as its main concentration region, the descendants of Confucius are now over three million, with 2.5 million on Chinese mainland, 100,000 in Republic of Korea, and many also in the United States and Malaysia and Singapore.

He also noted that the new version of Confucius family tree book will be published in 2007.


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