A Exploring of the Naming of Chunqiu Fanlu
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Dong Zhongshu, a great scholar in the Western Han Dynasty, is one of the important figures in the history of Chunqiu studies, and Chunqiu Fanlu is his work explaining Chunqiu. This book reveals the intention of Confucius in writing Chunqiu, which endows Chunqiu with the heart of a king, whose purpose is to seek happiness for all the people in the world, which is the essence of Chunqiu. “Fanlu” means the polysemy of Chunqiu, and “Yi” means the “Lu” that nourishes and nourishes everything in the world.
Dong zhongshu, Chunqiu, Fanlu