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Biography: Confucius - Words of Wisdom

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What does Confucius say? A&E can answer that. This edition of the award winning series Biography profiles the Chinese philosopher. Born in the state of Lu (modern Shantung), by the time Confucius was fifteen he had resolved to devote himself to learning. His father died when he was just three and young Confucius was a shepherd, cow heard, bookkeeper and clerk at various times to help support his mother. Largely self-educated, he married Chi-Kuan at nineteen and became a local administrator. In 531 BC began his career as a ...