Confucius is the most famous Chinese thinker of the 6th century BC. His approach to humanity and the role of Man in society has profoundly influenced China and, to varying extents, Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore.
Confucianism is still considered the foundation of contemporary Chinese thought and philosophy.
The logo of the Confucius Institute consists of a pigeon, symbol of peace, and the globe to create the image of the Chinese character "". It represents a "globalization, Chinese, peace and the prosperity of China" to mirror the ideals, beliefs and values of the Confucius Institute.