Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 July 2020

Confucius Kǒngzǐ 孔子 551–479 bce—Spring and Autumn period thinker Alternate names: Kǒng Qiū 孔丘; courtesy name: Zhòng Ní 仲尼; official title: Kǒngzǐ 孔子 (Master Kong) or Kǒngfūzǐ 孔夫子 (Reverend Master Kong) 

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography
Jeffrey L. RicheyJeffrey L. RICHEY

SummaryConfucius was an early philosopher whose considerable influence on intellectual and social history has extended well beyond the boundaries ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.