Confucian Genealogy

Here is an announcement from the Library of Congress:

Confucian Genealogy To Be Presented to the Library of Congress at Sept. 11 Program Honoring the Chinese Philosopher

On Oct. 28, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 784, to honor the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognize his global contributions to philosophy and social and political thought.

In the spirit of the legislation, the Library of Congress Asian Division will present a program titled “Confucianism as the World Cultural Heritage” from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 in the Asian Reading Room, located in room 150 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

The program, which is free and open to the public (no reservations required), is sponsored by the Asian Division in cooperation with the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans; the Confucius Memorial Ceremony Committee; and the Hai-Hua Community Center.

The program will feature lectures by prominent scholars, a Confucian memorial dance, calligraphy from the immortal teachings that appear in the “Analects of Confucius” and a display of books in all languages on Confucianism drawn from the Library’s collections.

The cornerstone of the event will be a ceremony marking a special donation to the Library of Congress of the Confucian genealogy. Ling-He Kung, a 76th-generation descendant of the revered Chinese philosopher, will donate an 80-volume set that documents Confucius’s family tree. Published by the Beijing-based Culture and Literature Publishing House, the volumes record 83 generations (more than 2 million people) descended from Confucius. It is believed to be the biggest family tree in the world.

Born in 551 B.C. in Qufu in eastern China’s Shandong Province, Confucius was a great teacher and thinker whose theories were the orthodox ideology in China for more than 2,000 years. His teachings, which advocate peace and social harmony, have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years.

The Library of Congress is the central repository for all types of Asian publications that are not broadly available at other locations in the United States. Initiated in 1869 with a gift of 10 works in 934 volumes offered to the United States by the Emperor of China, the Library’s Asian collection of more than 2 million items is the largest and most comprehensive outside of Asia. Visit the Asian Division at www.loc.gov/rr/asian/.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov and via interactive exhibitions on a personalized website at myLOC.gov.

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Challenge #36 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly challenge:   Family History Library Catalog

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.
These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers.  Both sites have been voted among Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Challenge #12 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly reminder: Archive and Library Sites

Check out the web sites for the Society of American Archivists, ARMA International, and the American Library Association.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 20 March 2010 through Friday, 26 March 2010.

View this week’s challenge in its entirety, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.  You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other Genea-Bloggers.  Both sites have been voted among Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I am listed on the Genea Bloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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