Zhuangzi glossary


Yancheng Ziyou

子游 Yánchéng Zǐyóu appears to be based on a student of Confucius言偃 Yányǎn, whose courtesy name was also 子游 Yánchéng Zǐyóu. He is described in Analects 17.4 as teaching people by means of music. Possibly as with Yao in 1:05, this anecdote may be giving us the back-story, the secret to how he learned to do it.