K'ung Te-ch'eng was born in Oufu, Shandong back in 1920 to Kong and Wang. Shortly after his birth he was appointed Duke Yansheng by President Xu Shichang in accordance to tradition. He was the last man to be granted the title when the title was abolished by the Nationalist Government in 1935.
When the Japanese invasion of China took place, he fled to Hankou. The Japanese offered him the ruler of China, however he denied that statement. He was a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of China from 1946 to 1991. He helped draft the 1947 Constitution of the Republic of China. He was a senior adviser to the Preside of the Republic of China from 1948 to 2000. He died in 2008, he was 88.
What you may not know about K'ung, is that he was the 77th generational descendant of Confucius in the main line of descent.
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