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19. Confucius


Confucius Kǒngzǐ 孔子   




This stamp was issued in 2010 in a set of 3 stamps showing the temple, mansion and cemetery of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. 


Kǒngzǐ is the Chinese name given to the famous philosopher Confucius. The character zǐ 子is a very common character and appears in many other characters and words. It has the meaning child but is not the modern word for child, The same character 子but with the neutral tone (no tone) zi is often placed after some nouns (naming words) to complete the word. 


Suggested activities:

  • Find out about the Chinese philosopher Confucius.
  • Look up some famous Confucius quotes. 

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