A descendant of Confucius said he wanted to change his surname after being bullied and shunned during China’s tumultuous Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. Photo: BN Painting

Getting to the roots of the Confucius family tree: the cultural significance of knowing one’s ancestry

Many of China’s ancestry records were destroyed during turbulent times decades ago. Those who still own their families’ book of genealogy are envied by many

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A descendant of Confucius said he wanted to change his surname after being bullied and shunned during China’s tumultuous Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. Photo: BN Painting
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