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July 6, 2015

In 2008, I had submitted a proposal to a UK publisher who was looking for an author for a biography of Confucius (see also February 24). I have a background in East Asian art, I had studied some East Asian philosophy, and had written a few books by this time, so somehow I had managed to persuade the publisher I could do it. However, once they accepted my proposal, I then had to persuade myself. I started reading as much as I could about the Chinese sage and before I even put a word on paper, I made an appointment with a local expert.

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