Traditionally, there have been two attributes of the Memorial Ceremony for Confucius. It first began as a sacrificial rite in the Kung clan and evolved into an official memorial ceremony, which then became a symbol of the rightful succession of the crown and expressions of refined customs. On the other hand, as the Confucius Temple had always been the venue of education for the literati, the Memorial Ceremony for Confucius was an important indicator of the contemporary academic and cultural trends. Nowadays, this ceremony serves multiple purposes. In particular, those in Taiwan and South Korea have attracted a lot of attention due to their observations of the ancient ceremonial style. It might serve to ask, what are the contents of these ceremonies other than being the intangible cultural heritages and attractive tourist objects? This article will try to analyze this phenomenon from two perspectives. First, it is argued that the Memorial Ceremony embodies the constitution of a civilization based on Li (Rites) and Yue (Music). Secondly, since the essence of “Li” is “to trace back to the root” and “do not forget the beginning”, what is the significance of these ceremonies as the paradigm of civilization in their attempt to re-present the solemn and dignified ancient style of Li?