Fusu (扶蘇) (died 210 BC) was the first son of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, and hence the heir by tradition.
However, after the secret death of the First Emperor, Fusu's brother, Huhai, together with two high officials Zhao Gao and Li Si, forged the First Emperor's decree to rename Huhai as the successor and order Fusu to commit suicide. Some aides of Fusu had doubt about the decree, but he did not believe someone dare to forge a decree and he committed suicide.
He had a son Ziying who was made king of Qin after Zhao Gao forced Huhai to commit suicide later in 207 BC. At that time Li Shi was already eliminated by Zhao Gao. Ziying soon killed Zhao Gao.
It is also recognised that the Fusus is a work of great complexity both in its ideas and its style; and, over the centuries, numerous commentaries have been written on it.
The Fusus thus combines an earthy narrative literature of scripture and prophetic story with an extremely abstruse 'sufi metaphysics', the latter for him presumably reflecting the inner, essential, truth of the former.
The Fusus is, in any case, a work which reiterates its main themes throughout, from different angles in the stories of the different prophets.
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