Talk:Li Zhi (philosopher)

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This article needs to be split! The article for the first person can surely be named Li Zhi (1527-1602), but what to call the other? Yenx 21:47, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Would it be wrong to name the latter "Civil Servant Li Zhi?" The second part of the blurb cannot stay, because it is confusing. TianLong 01:19, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
There is some similarity between them, since they were both "ultimately jailed for his attempt to spread 'dangerous ideas'." Also, was the elder one definitely not a civil servent during his life? Aarghdvaark 01:55, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
True, he too was a civil servant. But after serving for several years, he was fed up with the system and wrote two books which were banished, and he himself was convicted for treason. He fled to a temple, which was burned down, so he moved between friends til finally caught and sentenced to prison, were he hanged himself. (As far as I can remember. I'll expand the part about him later, when I have the time to look for my old textbooks on Confucian history.) Yenx 14:03, 8 April 2007 (UTC)