FROM THE BACK COVER:
Confucius, one of the most seminal and influential thinkers, educators and philosophers in Chinese history, has a sphere of influence that is no longer confined to th borders of China, but has also expanded throughout the world. He bequeathed spiritual wealth to peoples across the globe. Over the course of 2 millennia, countless books have been written on him. However, Yang Shu'an, an author of historical fiction, retells the life of Confucius in a new full-length novel which displays a masterful and intimate knowledge of that era and endows his portrayal of the great sage with a strong sense of history, thus providing the reader with a keen insight into the cultural milieu of Confucius' time.