Gong clan of Qufu

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Gong clan of Qufu
CountryKorea
Current regionQufu
FounderConfucius
Connected membersGong Deok-gwi
Gong Sung-jin
Gong Hyung-jin
Gong Yoo
Gong Hyo-jin
Gong Hyun-joo
Gongchan
Minzy

Gong clan of Qufu (Hangul곡부 공씨; Hanja曲阜 孔氏) is one of the Korean clans. Their Bon-gwan is in Qufu, Shandong in China, known as Confucius’s birthplace. According to the research held in 2000, the number of the Gong clan of Qufu was 74135, and one of their distant ancestors was Confucius.[1]

In 1351, Kong Shao (孔紹, 1304-1381; known as 공소 [Gong So] in Korean), claimed to be one of the Duke Yansheng Kong Huan's (孔浣, 53rd generation descendant of Confucius) sons, entered and was naturalized in Goryeo as a fatherly master of Queen Noguk who had an marriage to an ordinary person planned by Gongmin of Goryeo as the Yuan dynasty’s Hanlin Academy. Kong Shao became a Menxia Shilang (hanja: 門下侍郎) and was granted lands in Changwon. Then he became a middle founder of Gong clan of Qufu.[2][3]

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  1. ^ 곡부공씨세보 曲阜孔氏世譜, 1996, 권 1 상
  2. ^ Doosan Encyclopedia 공 孔. Doosan Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ 곡부공씨어촌공파보 曲阜孔氏漁村公派譜, 1936, 卷1-7

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