Bond Celebrates Confucius’ Birthday

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September 2014 – Dr Rosita Dellios and Dr R. James Ferguson from Bond University’s Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies took part in celebrations occurring across China to commemorate the 2565th anniversary of Confucius’ birth.  Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the International Confucian Association (ICA) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, stating that “to understand present-day China… one must delve into the cultural bloodline of China, and accurately appreciate the cultural soil that nourishes the Chinese people.”  ICA members later travelled to Confucius’ hometown of Qufu in Shandong Province, PRC.