Ran Boniu (冉百牛), also known as Ran Geng (冉耕), was a native of the state of Lu like Confucius and was born about seven years after him in 554 BC. Boniu, whose name literally meant “elder ox”, was also the father of another of Confucius’s disciples Ran Yong (冉雍), also known as Zhonggong (冉仲弓). Continue reading Disciples of Confucius: Ran Boniu
Min Ziqian (閔子騫), also known by the formal name of Min Sun (閔損), was another of Confucius’s compatriots from the state of Lu and one of his favorite disciples. Continue reading Disciples of Confucius: Min Ziqian
As a follow-up to my recent post on the same subject, I’ve posted a presentation on slideshare summarizing some of the most important characteristics that Confucius believed a leader (君子/jūnzǐ) should possess using quotes from Book 1 of the Analects.
I’d love to hear any feedback you may have on it. More presentations on the main themes of Confucius’s teachings are in the pipeline.