Much of the traditional Chinese culture comes from the central area between the major cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan. China's most important philosopher, Confucius, is said to come from the Shandong city of Qufu. The Huangshan area in Anhui is the birthplace of the compass. In Jiangsu, the Jingdezhen porcelain is originated; and Henan boasts several ancient capitals. This, and much more from these four provinces, will be offered in our Classic China section.