A Third Century Chinese Account
Composed between 239 and 265 CE
Quoted in zhuan 30 of the Sanguozhi
Published in 429 CE
Draft English translation
John E. Hill
© September, 2004
“I was not born knowledgeable,
I am devoted to antiquity and am quick to seek knowledge.”
Kong Qiu 孔丘 (Confucius).
Lunyu, 7, 19.