Confucius through the eyes of world renowned figures - Yasushi Inoue

(| Updated : 2023-09-21

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Editor's note: Confucius, a revered Chinese philosopher, holds an esteemed position as one of the most influential figures in history due to his profound teachings on ethics, morality, and social harmony, all of which continue to shape and guide individuals and societies worldwide.

This series offers a unique perspective on how influential figures from different backgrounds and time periods perceive and interpret this renowned Chinese philosopher. Through their eloquent and authentic perspectives, readers can gain a deeper understanding of Confucius' significance and his enduring appeal in the global arena.


Yasushi Inoue (1907-91) was a renowned Japanese writer who was best known for his historical fiction and essays. Known for his nuanced and introspective writing style, Inoue explored themes of human relationships, history, and the impact of time. His works have left an indelible mark on Japanese literature.

In the work Confucius, he writes "Confucius was an ancient scholar, philosopher and educator who emerged during turbulent times (before the Common Era)... Indeed, Confucius is an eternal guide for humanity."