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Contemporary figures in the Analects of Confucius: Huan Tui

Huan Tui (桓魋) was a powerful minister in charge of military affairs in the small state of Song. He felt so threatened by Confucius that he engineered an attempt to assassinate the sage when he visited the state in 492 BCE during his exile from Lu in order to prevent him from meeting with the titular ruler Duke Jing.  Continue reading Contemporary figures in the Analects of Confucius: Huan Tui

Contemporary figures in the Analects of Confucius: Yan Pingzhong

Yan Pingzhong (晏平仲) was the courtesy name of Yan Zhong (晏仲), a chief minister of the state of Qi (齊) who was famous for his ability to forge close relationships with people of all social stations during the course of a career that spanned over four decades and the reigns of three dukes. Continue reading Contemporary figures in the Analects of Confucius: Yan Pingzhong