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Qian fu lun (traditional Chinese: 潛夫論pinyin: Qián fū lúnWade-Giles: Ch'ien-Fu Lun, "Comments of a Recluse") is a political-metaphysical text by the Later Han philosopher Wang Fu. It contains criticisms of contemporary societies, especially the power of consort clans and the growing regionalism. Wang Fu strongly supports the Confucian model of good government and humanism.

Further reading

  • Ann Behnke Kinney. The Art of the Han Essay: Wang Fu's Ch'ien-Fu Lun. Phoenix: Arizona State University Center for Asian Research, 1990. ISBN 0-939252-23-6


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