Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain

East of England

Clare College  
(The Avenue)


Kong Fuzi (孔夫子 Kǒng Fūzǐ, literally 'Grand Master Kong')
551 - 479 BC
Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history
Wu Weishan - 吴为山

Cambridge /  Confucius   Cambridge /  Confucius


Bronze sculpture of Confucius.


Confucius (551-479 BC)
(Kongzi 孔子, Master Kong)

by Wu Weishan 吴为山 (1962- )

President of the Chinese Academy of Sculpture
Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors

Gift of the artist to Clare College 2010

There is also a sign on the statue with more or less te same text in Chinese and English.

Colleges in Cambridge

The university colleges in Cambridge occupy large areas with several buildings and courts. There are numerous statues, mostly in the façades of the various buildings. The statues with are not visible from the public road. Most of the colleges are accessible for visitors during certain times of the day, some for free, others for a small (or not so small) fee.


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Location (N 52°12'17" - E 0°6'45")

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