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Zixia
- Qin Shi #21
子夏 1
琴史 #21 2

Zixia (507-425) was the nickname of Bu Shang of Wei. He studied with Confucius then retreated to the countryside, where he lived in a hut he built himself. Here he played his qin, happy whether he had visitors or not. When he did play the people were roused (企 qi; in contrast, when #20 Zizhang played they became 俯 obedient). Zixia also played qin with Confucius.

Other stories about Zixia playing the qin can be found in Qinshu Daquan, Folio 16, #13 (from Kongzi Jiayu) and Folio 16, #31 (Han Shi Waizhuan).

The original Qin Shi article begins as follows.

Bu Shang, style name Zixia, was noted for his scholarship....

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1. Zi Xia 子夏
7072.386/3 Nickname of 卜商 Bu Shang of 衛 Wei.
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