— by Yang Meiping: Ritual dances, martial arts performances and plays were staged at the Confucius temples in Jiading District in Shanghai and Taipei in Taiwan over the weekend to launch this year’s Shanghai Confucian Culture Festival.

The city festival has been held every September since 2008 to commemorate the ancient scholar and pass on traditional Chinese culture, but it was the first time it was joined by the Confucius temple in Taipei via live video…

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