iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for The Duke of Zhou: The Ancestor

Listen now 15 mins

Listen in pop-out player

The Duke of Zhou: The Ancestor

Episode 3 of 10

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 October 2012

Many Chinese look to Confucius for guidance. But Confucius looked to the Duke of Zhou. He handed power to his nephew 3,000 years ago, but his ideas still motivate leaders today.

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for China: As History is My Witness

    China: As History is My Witness

    From emperors to poets to generals, the BBC’s former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie explores…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.