Confucius Family Tree Sprouts to More than Two Million
BEIJING (AFP) — More than two million people have registered as descendants of Confucius, tripling the size of the celebrated Chinese philosopher's family tree, state media reported Monday.
北京 中国官方报道 已有两百多万人注册为孔子的后裔，将这位中国著名圣哲的世家谱扩大了三倍。
The new list, which was last updated in 1930, has rocketed by more than 1.3 million, the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee (CGCC) said, according to a report in the China Daily.The updated list, which includes overseas and female relatives for the first time, will be published next year to coincide with the 2,560th anniversary of the thinker's birth.But the actual number of his descendants living across the world could actually be more than three million, the report in the English-language paper added.
More than 40,000 overseas descendants have been added, including 34,000 in South Korea, after a 54th-generation descendant travelled there at the turn of the 14th century.The ancient teachings of Confucius, centring on peace and social harmony, have enjoyed a renaissance here in recent years, after being suppressed in Maoist China.
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