Contemporary figures in the Analects of Confucius: Ziyu

Ziyu (子羽) was the courtesy name of Gongsun Hui, a foreign minister of the small state of Zheng and one of the top officials who reported to its famous chief minister, Zichan.

Ziyu is mentioned once in the Analects together with his colleagues Bi Chen and Shi Shu in 14.8. There are also references to him in the Commentary of Zuo.

Appearances in the Analects of Confucius
Book 14, Chapter 8

Book 14
Chapter 8
子曰:「為命:裨諶草創之,世叔討論之,行人子羽修飾之,東里子產潤色之。」
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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