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China’s new-found love for Confucius

Ask any educated person in the world to name one great Chinese thinker, and you’ll always get the same answer: Confucius. Ask that person to name a second Chinese thinker, and chances are you’ll draw a blank.

China is home to several of the world’s oldest and greatest philosophical traditions, but outside East Asia their key personalities are largely unknown.

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