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Qufu city sits in the southwest of Shandong Province, which is best known as the hometown of Confucius (551-479BC). It is not far from the provincial capital Jinan, about 130 kilometers south. The name “Qufu” literally means "crooked hill", and refers to a mile-long hill that was part of the city during its time as capital of the State of Lu (1042 BC–249 BC).

Qufu has more than 2,500 years of history. It is the hometown of Confucius, a famous philosopher, educator in ancient China, who is believed to hav...
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