By Carol Publishing Group. 5.25" x 7.25", 197 pages, paperback. Confucius was born in the year 551B.C., and by his early twenties, he had begun to teach his philosophy to the Chinese masses. To this day, his name alone conjures up images of sage philosophy and inspiration. This book discusses the life and work of the famous Chinese wise man, holy man and teacher. His poignant advice still rings true today.