9.24 Notes

9.24 Notes - Chinese 252 Names Terms Sept 2326 2010 Kngz...

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Sept. 23–26, 2010 K ngz ǒ ǐ 孔孔 K ng Qiū ǒ 孔孔 When Kongzi was born he had a big obvious concavity on his head, so his mother desiring to compensate for this gave him a name that means thought. In speeches that are attributed to Kongzi he does refer to himself as Qiu. K ng Fūz ǒ ǐ 孔孔孔 This name has to do with the transformation of Kongzi from a Chinese to a Western name. You had the first westerners to spend long periods of time in the 7th Century. They were living at the Ming dynasty court. One of the marvelous new things was this immensely important teacher, called 'Kongzi'. They were anxious to write stories of this to their 16th Century, educated people did not write letters in their native tongue, but in Latin. But how were they going to put Kongzi into Latin? They had to have some rule that could confine to the rules of Latin Literature. They combined the title of KongZi or "Master" to get Confucius. In this course, we do not call him Confucius because this person is Chinese and should therefore have a Chinese not Latin name. Kongzi is important because the course offers a rare opportunity to look at Kongzi in a social concept. Also, certain biographical conditions concerning Kongzi are important in the development of Chinese storytelling themes. Where do we go for sources of information concerning the life and activities of Kongzi? 1). Lúny ǔ 孔孔 (The Analects) The Lunyu is 20 books; each book is 50 chapters. It has many saying and anecdotes relating to Kongzi. It is also contributed to his disciples. It is not a book in the sense that
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Henry during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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9.24 Notes - Chinese 252 Names Terms Sept 2326 2010 Kngz...

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