The Kongs of Qufu: The Descendants of Confucius in Late Imperial China

By Agnew, Christopher S.

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9780295745923 9780295745930 9780295745947
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Univ. of Washington


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Reviewed on August 2, 2019  |  Social Sciences

Using archival Kong family records and other primary sources, Agnew (history, Univ. of Dayton) tells the fascinating story of the descendants of Chinese philosopher Confucius (551–479 BCE), also known as Kong Fuzi. Starting in the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE), rulers of China honored the offspring of Confucius with various titles and privileges. In 1055, the Song Dynasty (960–1279) regularized this tradition with the creation of the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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