This is the class at the largest Confucian temple outside of Qufu still standing today. It was built in the days when Beijing was just being transformed into a capital city in the early 14th century. We are standing in front of a recently erected statue of Confucius which marks a new phase in the history of Confucianism in the new global vision of China. 

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    I am Mark Pitner, Assistant Professor of Asian History and instructor for the course HIS 1977, China East to West-Past to Present