sixth-fifth century, B.C.
Founder of the Confucist school of thought, Kung Fu-tzu's teachings are recorded in the Lun Yu, or Analects. This book records a collection of sayings and conversations with Kung and his disciples.
Some of his more important ideals include: jen(goodness), his highest principle, yung(bravery), li(rites), yi(duty), shu(consideration), and chung(loyalty). Following li will lead to better relations between people, Yi ensures that people will follow.