Contemporary figures in the Analects of Confucius: Shi Shu

Shi Shu (世叔) was the courtesy name of You Ji, a minister of the state of Zheng and a member of the core team of officials that supported its legendary chief minister, Zichan.

Information about Shi Shu is sparse. He is featured just once in the Analects along with his colleagues Bi Chen and Ziyu in 14.8. According to some sources, he later became chief minister of Zheng himself.

Appearances in the Analects of Confucius
Book 14, Chapter 8

Book 14
Chapter 8
Confucius said: “Whenever a government edict needed to be written, Bi Chen prepared the first draft, Shi Shu reviewed and revised it, Ziyu, the head of protocol, edited it, and Zichan of Dongli gave it a final polish.”

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