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Analects | Key Figures

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Confucius Master Kong Qui (K'ung Ch'iu), often called just "the Master," was the creator and original teacher of Confucian philosophy. Read More
Master Zeng Master Zeng Can (Tsang Shan) was a follower who became an important teacher of Confucian philosophy. Read More
Ran You Ran You (Zan Yu), called Qiu (Ch'iu), was also sometimes called Master and is quoted frequently in the later books of The Analects. Read More
Zigong Zigong (Tsze-kung), personal name Si (Ts'ze), was one of the Master's best-known followers, as well as a successful diplomat and merchant. Read More
Hui Yan Yuan (Yen Yuan), usually called Hui, was the Master's favorite student. Read More
Zilu Zilu (Tsze-lu), personal name You (Yu), was a well-known follower of the Master. Read More
Duke Ai Duke Ai ruled Lu in name only from 494–468 BCE.
Boyu Boyu (Po-yu) was the Master's only son, who died before his father.
Chi Chi (Ch'ih), personal name for Gongxi Hua (Kung-hsi Hwa), was a follower interested in court ceremonies.
Duke Ding Duke Ding (Ting) ruled Lu in name only from 509–495 BCE.
Guan Zhong Guan Zhong (Kwan Chung) was chief minister of Qi, whom the Master felt used force rather than virtue in his successful political career.
Duke of Zhou The duke of Zhou was an idealized ruler from the beginning of the Zhou dynasty (around 1046 BCE)—the same dynasty in which the Master lived, though much later. The duke was the brother of King Wu, the founder of the Zhou dynasty, and he ruled for a time as regent for King Wu's young son.
Ji Kang Zi Ji Kang Zi was head of one the Three Families, who seized power and effectively ruled Lu from 492–468.
Min Ziqian Min Ziqian (Min Tsze-ch'ien) was a follower praised for his filial piety and insightful observations.
The Sage-Kings The Sage-Kings Yao, Shun, and Yu are legendary kings from the third century BCE, who were remembered as ideal rulers.
King Wen King Wen was a historical king who, with his son Kin Wu, founded the Zhou dynasty around 1046 BCE; his name means culture.
King Wu King Wu was a historical king who, with his father King Wen, founded the Zhou dynasty around 1046 BCE.
Master You You Ruo (Yu Zo) was a follower of the Master and briefly a master himself.
Yong Ran Yong (Yung), public name Zhonggong (Chung-kung), was a follower of the Master who had humble origins but the qualities of a ruler.
Zixia Zixia (Tsze-hsia), personal name Shang, was a prominent follower of the Master with a particular interest in study and the Songs.
Ziyou Ziyou (Tsze-yu) was a younger follower of the Master who is quoted later in The Analects.
Zizhang Zizhang (Tsze-chang), personal name Shi (Shih), was a follower interested in an official career.
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