90-minute documentary about Confucius was screened on China Central
Television (CCTV) on Friday night.
The documentary was broadcast on CCTV 10, the science and education
channel of the state TV. It was produced by CCTV, in cooperation with
Britain’s Lion TV, China International Television Corporation and the
Dazhong News Group.
The documentary is comprised of six parts -- the man, the legend, the
philosophy, the master, the inheritance and the present day.
Preparation is underway for a 300-minute domestic edition of documentary
in six parts.
Born near the present-day town of Qufu in east China’s Shandong
Province, Confucius (551-479 BC) founded a school of thought that
influenced later generations and became known as Confucianism. He is
believed to be the first person to set up private schools in China and
enroll students from all walks of life.