The Master said, “The Yi and Di barbarians, even with their rulers, are still inferior to the Chinese states without their rulers.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, The Yi and Di tribes with their rulers cannot match the Xia people without a ruler.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.