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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Confucius.
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Confucius (Kongzi, best known in the West under his latinized name, lived in the 6th and 5th century B. C.E) replies that in his village, uprightness lies in fathers and sons covering up for each other.
Kang Youwei's Xinxue weijing kao (Study of the Forged Classics of the Xin Era, 1891) and Kongzi gaizhi kao (Study of Confucius as an Institutional Reformer, 1897) served to focus on early texts the sort of historical criticism that had not been popular for some time.
Source of name: From the Latinized name of its founder, Confucius (Kongfuzi or Kongzi).