Who was Confucius?

Confucius is the Westernised name for a Chinese philosopher named Kung Fu Tsu (550-478 BC)  He was a government servant who wanted to improve his own way of life and that of others.

He began to teach his philosophy and built up a large following.  Later, he was appointed governer of a small district and he was able to incorporate a lot of his ideas and put them into practice.

Confucianism is still an influence in present day China, although the government don’t advertise it.