Li Kui

Philosopher, Deceased Person

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Who is Li Kui?

Li Kui was an ancient Chinese government minister and court advisor to Marquis Wen of Wei in the state of Wei. In 407 BC, he wrote the Book of Law, which was the basis for the codified laws of the Qin and Han dynasties.

His political agendas, as well as the Book of Law, had a deep influence on later thinkers such as Han Feizi and Shang Yang, who would later develop the philosophy of Legalism based on Li Kui's reforms.

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  • China
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on July 23, 2013

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