History Creator / Confucius

10th Feb '17 2:51:22 PM YZQ
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* IntrepidMerchant: To Confucius' chagrin, Zigong, one of his disciples. Trade is rarely considered an honourable profession by Confucians as merchants do not produce anything for themselves or others, but instead deal in the fruits of others' labours. Nevertheless he was one of Confucius' important disciples, one who used his money and influence to protect Confucian sects in the 'age of martial philosophies'.

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* IntrepidMerchant: To Confucius' chagrin, Zigong, Zigong (子贡), one of his disciples. Trade is rarely considered an honourable profession by Confucians as merchants do not produce anything for themselves or others, but instead deal in the fruits of others' labours. Nevertheless Nevertheless, he was one of Confucius' important disciples, one who used his money and influence to protect Confucian sects in the 'age of martial philosophies'.



** According to tradition, his disciple Zhong You (仲由; courtesy name 子路 ''Zilu'') was killed and posthumously butchered into meat paste. After the incident, if he encountered (otherwise perfectly edible) meat paste during his meals, he would cover the paste and refuse to eat it. To twist the knife further, Confucius himself predicted that Zhong You would die an unnatural death due to his brashness, which was indeed what happened.

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** According to tradition, his disciple Zhong You (仲由; courtesy name 子路 ''Zilu'') was killed and posthumously butchered into meat paste. After the incident, if he encountered (otherwise perfectly edible) meat paste during his meals, he would cover the paste and refuse to eat it. To twist the knife further, Confucius himself predicted that Zhong You would die an unnatural death due to his brashness, which was indeed what happened.
10th Feb '17 2:49:33 PM YZQ
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The name "Confucius" comes from the 16th century Latin translation of the ''Analects'' by the Jesuit scholar Matteo Ricci, who introduced him to the Catholic world. The Mandarin is ''Kǒng zǐ'' or ''Kǒng Fūzǐ'', "Master Kong". He is known as Koshi in Japan. In Chinese tradition, his [[IHaveManyNames names]] are (in Hanyu Pinyin) ''Qiu'' and ''Zhongni''. (Yes, you can call him "Johnny Kong" if you want to be utterly informal.)

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The name "Confucius" comes from the 16th century Latin translation of the ''Analects'' by the Jesuit scholar Matteo Ricci, who introduced him to the Catholic world. The Mandarin is ''Kǒng zǐ'' or (孔子; "Master Kong")or ''Kǒng Fūzǐ'', "Master Kong".Fūzǐ'' (孔夫子 "Grand Master Kong"). He is known as Koshi in Japan. In Chinese tradition, his [[IHaveManyNames names]] are (in Hanyu Pinyin) ''Qiu'' ''Qiu''(丘) and ''Zhongni''.''Zhongni'' (仲尼). (Yes, you can call him "Johnny Kong" if you want to be utterly informal.)



** According to tradition, his disciple Zhong You (Zilu) was killed and posthumously butchered into meat paste. After the incident, if he encountered (otherwise perfectly edible) meat paste during his meals, he would cover the paste and refused to eat it.

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** According to tradition, his disciple Zhong You (Zilu) (仲由; courtesy name 子路 ''Zilu'') was killed and posthumously butchered into meat paste. After the incident, if he encountered (otherwise perfectly edible) meat paste during his meals, he would cover the paste and refused refuse to eat it. To twist the knife further, Confucius himself predicted that Zhong You would die an unnatural death due to his brashness, which was indeed what happened.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: His favorite disciple Yen Hui died young. ("There was one, Yen Hui, who loved to learn. He never transferred his anger, nor repeated an error. Sadly his appointed time was short, and he died; now, there are none like him. I have yet to hear of anyone who loves to learn as he did.")

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: His favorite disciple Yen Hui (顏回) died young. ("There was one, Yen Hui, who loved to learn. He never transferred his anger, nor repeated an error. Sadly his appointed time was short, and he died; now, there are none like him. I have yet to hear of anyone who loves to learn as he did.")
9th Feb '17 4:06:28 PM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Appears in Creator/GoreVidal's ''Literature/{{Creation}}'' in the crucial third section, and since he's a favorite of Vidal's, he is shown very positively.
9th Feb '17 4:01:59 PM spydre
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* PhilosopherKing: Not one himself, but his philosophy was expected to be followed by any Emperor worth his salt. Given that the historians were Confucian, how well they did so pretty much determined their later reputations.

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* PhilosopherKing: ThePhilosopherKing: Not one himself, but his philosophy was expected to be followed by any Emperor worth his salt. Given that the historians were Confucian, how well they did so pretty much determined their later reputations.
9th Feb '17 4:01:26 PM spydre
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* PhilosopherKing: Not one himself, but his philosophy was expected to be followed by any Emperor worth his salt. Given that the historians were Confucian, how well they did so pretty much determined their later reputations.
15th Dec '16 11:48:16 AM dotchan
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* HonorRelatedAbuse: Up against an AbusiveParent or AbusiveSpouse? So long as the beatings don't cause lasting harm, endure them, because that's what filial piety demands.
** FairForItsDay: On the other hand, if you have genuine cause to fear for your life or suffer serious injury, then the filial thing to do would be to run away.
15th Aug '16 6:25:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Tradition says that {{Laozi}} was a contemporary of his and that they met. Historical evidence seems to be that this is impossible, with Laozi either being a mythic figure or living rather later.

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Tradition says that {{Laozi}} Creator/{{Laozi}} was a contemporary of his and that they met. Historical evidence seems to be that this is impossible, with Laozi either being a mythic figure or living rather later.
22nd Jul '16 9:20:00 AM Chrispang
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'Confucius' is the name given to an unknown but influential Chinese philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC. After his death, his teachings were compiled in a work known in the English-speaking world as the ''Analects of Confucius'' (Chinese: ''Lún Yǔ'', lit. "discussion over Confucius' words" -- though analects means "a collection of excerpts from a literary work" and is thus an inaccurate translation).

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'Confucius' is the name given to an unknown but extremely influential Chinese philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC. After his death, his teachings were compiled in a work known in the English-speaking world as the ''Analects of Confucius'' (Chinese: ''Lún Yǔ'', lit. "discussion over Confucius' words" -- though analects means "a collection of excerpts from a literary work" and is thus an inaccurate translation).



Confucius's enduring legacy is the codification of an ethos that predated him by centuries into a system of relatively coherent moral codes. In a sense, Confucianism isn't so much a philosophy (or religion, as it is sometimes erroneously called) as a model of behavior. There have been several cycles of decay and revival in the history of Confucianism, but the latest wave of Neo-Confucianism is at the core of what has been claimed as 'traditional' values in East Asia: a strong emphasis on family life and loyalties (filial piety), deference to authority and personal responsibility in authority (feudal loyalty). Associated with these are the prizing of self-discipline and (academic) learning.

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Confucius's enduring legacy is the codification of an ethos that predated him by centuries into a system of relatively coherent moral codes. In a sense, Confucianism isn't so much a philosophy (or religion, as it is sometimes erroneously called) as a model of behavior. There have been several cycles of decay and revival in the history of Confucianism, but the latest wave of Neo-Confucianism is at the core of what has been claimed as 'traditional' values in East Asia: a strong emphasis on family life and loyalties (filial piety), deference to authority and personal responsibility in authority (feudal loyalty). Associated with these are the prizing of self-discipline and (academic) learning.
learning. After his death, it was proclaimed as the official religion/ethos of the Han dynasty (Whether they actually did it is another question entirely, a common proverb about the Han states that they went for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalism_(Chinese_philosophy) Legalism]] under the banner of Confucianism) and went on to become insanely popular. It was one of the few hundred schools of thought to actually achieve notoriety and holds enormous sway over modern ideology and politics.
14th Feb '16 4:09:58 AM eroock
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->Tsze-lu said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government. What will you consider the first thing to be done?"\\

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->Tsze-lu ->''Tsze-lu said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government. What will you consider the first thing to be done?"\\



"Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately. What the superior man requires is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect."
--> --'''The Analects'''

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"Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately. What the superior man requires is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect."
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-->-- '''The
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11th Nov '15 11:30:43 AM Jamoa
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* RenaissanceMan: Confucianists were expected to enjoy music, art, and the contemplation of nature.

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* RenaissanceMan: Confucianists were are expected to enjoy music, art, and the contemplation of nature.
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