H.Res. 784: Honoring the 2,560th Anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought

H.Res. 784

Honoring the 2,560th Anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought

Sponsor
Rep. Al Green

Date
October 27, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 784 is expected to be considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) on September 29, 2009.

 

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 784 resolves that the House of Representatives "honors the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizes his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, September 28, 551 B.C., is recognized as the date on which Confucius was born in the town of Qufu, in what is now the Shandong Province of China. Confucius developed a philosophy that has influenced the social and political thought of countries around the world, including China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam. He counseled introspection, self-cultivation, sincerity, and the observance of respect within social relationships as a means of achieving justice and attaining morality in personal and public life.