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Author Yu Dan

Mao's little red book was enforced reading for the Chinese during the Cultural Revolution, but now a new publication, touted as "an ancient window on the modern world" has caused a literary sensation in China, and continues the resurgence of one of the most famous philosophers of all time.

Confucius from the Heart has sold 10 million copies in China and has made a superstar out of its author Yu Dan, a Beijing media professor who was raised on Confucius.

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