Kung Tsui-chang

Kung Tsui-chang (simplified Chinese: 孔垂长; traditional Chinese: 孔垂長; pinyin: Kǒng Chuícháng, born 1 July 1975) is the Sacrificial Official to Confucius in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of China.

Kung Tsui-chang
2nd Sacrificial Official to Confucius
Assumed office
25 September 2009
Appointed byMa Ying-jeou (as President of the Republic of China)
Preceded byKung Te-cheng
Personal details
Born (1975-07-01) 1 July 1975 (age 45)
Taipei City, Taiwan
Wu Shuo-yin
(m. 2005)
ChildrenKung Yu-jen
Kung Yu-xin
Kung Tsui-chang
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Kung is the 79th-generation descendant of Confucius in the main line of descent, making him the titular head of the Kong family.[1] Kung succeeded his grandfather Kung Te-cheng to the post of Sacrificial Official to Confucius in 2009 following the latter's death a year earlier and was at the same time appointed Senior Advisor by President Ma Ying-jeou.

The 垂 Tsui character in his name is the generation name for 79th-generation descendants of Confucius. His children all have the character 佑 Yu in their names, it being the generation name given to 80th-generation descendants of Confucius.

His father Kung Wei-yi predeceased his grandfather Kung Te-cheng. His mother was Kung Wei-yi's wife Yu Yuejie (于曰洁). Kung Tsui-chang and his wife, Wu Shuoyin (吳碩因) have a son Kung Yu-jen (孔佑仁), born 1 January 2006 in Taipei, and a daughter, Kung Yu-xin (孔佑心).



  1. ^ Ramzy, Austin (14 November 2014). "Q. & A.: Kung Tsui-chang on Life as the Heir to Confucius". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Kung Te-cheng
Sacrificial Official to Confucius
Succeeded by