Confucius women kin recognized for first time (China)
BEIJING (Reuters) - Women are to be recognized for the first time as descendants of Confucius in a new family tree of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.
"We have to adapt to the times," it quoted Kong Dehong, a descendant heading the fifth update of the family tree, as saying, adding that more than 1 million descendants of Confucius will be added.
"Men and women are equal now. Even if a woman has to leave the family when she gets married to live with her husband, that doesn't change the fact that she is descended from Confucius."
The fifth-century BC social philosopher's ideas of filial piety and
deference to elders influence Chinese society and politics even today.
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