Right next to the Temple of Confucius, the mansion was the residence of Confucius’ descendants. As generations of emperors advocated the worship of Confucius, his descendants were given the hereditary title of “Lord of Learning.” Therefore, the mansion is also called “the Mansion of Lords of Learning.”
Covering a vast area and containing a total of 463 rooms of buildings, this architectural group represents the largest landlord manor in Chinese history. The richly decorated mansion served a triple function: it was a feudal government office, a family temple, and a residence.
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