Confucius’s disciples categorized

德行:顏淵、閔子騫、冉伯牛、仲弓;言語:宰我、子貢;政事:冉有、季路;文學:子游、子夏。
Virtuous conduct: Yan Hui, Min Ziqian, Ran Boniu, Ran Yong. Eloquent speech: Zai Yu, Zigong. Government and administration: Ran Qiu, Zilu. Cultural accomplishments: Ziyou, Zixia.

It is not known whether Confucius or the early compilers of the Analects made this assessment of his disciples.

You can click through the links for more detailed descriptions of the lives of Confucius’s disciples. They are still a work in progress. I will continue to update them as I finish my translation of the Analects.

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