A Confucian confusion
Via the Complete Review: China is standardizing the way Confucius should look:
"Acting as a symbol of Chinese history and culture, Confucius is widely known around the world. A standard portrait is needed so that different countries could have the same image of him," said CCF general secretary Zhang Shuhua.
Born in 551 B.C., Confucius, a great thinker, philosopher, statesman and educator, has more than 3 million descendants [...] There are 2.5 million descendants of Confucius in the Chinese mainland, 100,000 in the Republic of Korea, and many in the United States, Malaysia and Singapore.
The real question is, does he resemble this fellow—one of his supposed descendants, brooding in an elevator?
A: Not so much.
PHOTO: ARLO OGG STUDIOS