Zhuangzi glossary


King Hui

魏惠王, King Huì of Wèi (400-319) was originally a 侯 hóu, Marquis," but took to himself the title 王 wáng, "King," which had previously been reserved for the Zhou emperor. 梁 Líang was the capitol city of Wei, so he was sometimes also known as King Hui of Liang. He was a patron of scholars, consulting with Mengzi (1A1, etc.) and employing Huizi (9:10). Rulers during the Warring States often looked for intelligent people to help administer their states as, in effect, political consultants. The followers of Confucius studied with this aim in view.