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Fan Ye (398–445 or 446),
courtesy name A courtesy name (), also known as a style name, is a name bestowed upon one at adulthood in addition to one's given name. This practice is a tradition in the East Asian cultural sphere, including China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The courtesy ...
Weizong (蔚宗), was a Chinese historian and politician of the
Liu Song dynasty The Liu Song dynasty (420–479 CE; ), also known as Former Song (前宋) or Southern Song (南朝宋), was the first of the four Southern Dynasties The Northern and Southern dynasties () was a period in the history of China that last ...
during the
Southern and Northern dynasties The Northern and Southern dynasties () was a period in the history of China The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC), during the king Wu Ding ...
period. He was the compiler of the historical text ''
Book of the Later Han The ''Book of the Later Han'', also known as the ''History of the Later Han'' and by its Chinese Chinese can refer to: * Something related to China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It ...
''. The son of
Fan Tai Fan Tai (355–428), courtesy name A courtesy name (), also known as a style name, is a name bestowed upon one at adulthood in addition to one's given name. This practice is a tradition in the East Asian cultural sphere The East A ...
(范泰), Fan Ye was born in present-day
Shaoxing Shaoxing (; ) is a prefecture-level city A prefectural-level municipality (), prefectural-level city or prefectural city is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China China (), officially the People's Republic ...

Shaoxing
,
Zhejiang Zhejiang (, ; , Chinese postal romanization, also romanized as Chekiang) is an East China, eastern, coastal Provinces of China, province of the China, People's Republic of China. Its capital and largest city is Hangzhou. Zhejiang is bordered ...

Zhejiang
, but his ancestral home was in
Nanyang, Henan Nanyang is a prefecture-level city A prefectural-level municipality (), prefectural-level city or prefectural city is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China China (), officially the People's Republic of China ...
. He was a noted atheist who heavily criticised
Buddhism Buddhism (, ) is the world's fourth-largest religion Religion is a social Social organisms, including humans, live collectively in interacting populations. This interaction is considered social whether they are aware of it or not, and ...

Buddhism
,
Yin and Yang In Ancient Chinese philosophy Chinese philosophy originates in the Spring and Autumn period () and Warring States period (), during a period known as the "Hundred Schools of Thought", which was characterized by significan ...

Yin and Yang
, and the concept of the
Mandate of Heaven The Mandate of Heaven () is a Chinese political philosophy that was used in ancient Ancient history is the aggregate of past eventsZhang Heng Zhang Heng (; AD 78–139), formerly romanized Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech ...

Zhang Heng
's scientific studies as evidence. Fan has a biography in the
Book of Song The ''Book of Song'' (''Sòng Shū'') is a historical text of the Liu Song Dynasty The Liu Song dynasty (420–479 CE; ), also known as Former Song (前宋) or Southern Song (南朝宋), was the first of the four Southern Dynasties in China, ...
.


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* Tan, Jiajian
"Hou Hanshu" ("Book of Later Han")
''
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'' (Chinese Literature Edition), 1st ed.


Further reading

* Yap, Joseph P. (2019). The Western Regions, Xiongnu and Han, from the Shiji, Hanshu and Hou Hanshu. . 398 births 445 deaths 5th-century executions 5th-century Chinese historians Executed Liu Song people Executed Northern and Southern dynasties people Historians from Zhejiang Jin dynasty (266–420) historians Liu Song historians Liu Song politicians People executed by a Northern and Southern dynasties state by decapitation People executed by Liu Song Writers from Shaoxing 5th-century Chinese philosophers {{China-historian-stub