Confucious Disciples - Built in 1893, The Confucious Temple, Nagasaki is the only Confucian mausoleum constructed by the Chinese outside China. The temple is a unique structure that blends the architectural styles of both Southern and Northern China. Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, was born over 2,500 years ago in Shandong Province as the second son of a military man. He busied himself with study and preaching to his many disciples. His most famous writing is The Analects of Confucius. This is a record of his collected sayings, the teachings in his dialogues with his disciples, and the disciples conversations with Confucius about their beliefs. The entire mausoleum contains 20 compilations of the Sayings of Confucious in 500 sections, for a total of over 16,000 characters of The Analects of Confucius carved into marble.