Confucius is regarded as the greatest sage and teacher among Chinese people. The social disciplines of the 5th century BC philosopher have deeply influenced Chinese culture.
In an address to commemorate the 2,565th anniversary of Confucius’ birth in 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Confucius school is the guiding light of modern China.
Xi said Confucianism is key to understanding the national characteristics of the Chinese, as well as the historical roots of the spiritual world of the present-day Chinese.
Since then, there has been a revival of the traditional philosophy in Chinese schools. In the special report, “What Is China?," CGTN's Han Bin visited a private education institution and tried to find out what is behind the traditional cultural classes.