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Origins and Changes

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The origin of the Confucius Ceremony

Terminology Sacrificial rites to Confucius, China's supremely esteemed and revered sage, are known in Chinese as the "display-presentation ceremony," denoting the displays of music and danc...

Establishment of the modern Confucius Ceremony

In contrast to earlier periods when Confucian sacrifices were held with absolute regularity in strict conformity with the rites, the unstable conditions which prevailed at the end of the imperial era ...