Hu Yinglin
Hu Yinglin (Chinese: 胡應麟; 1551–1602), also known as Hu Yuanrui, was a Chinese scholar, writer and bibliophile during the late Ming dynasty. A native of Lanxi, he produced over 1,000 works of schol...
Song Yingxing
Song Yingxing (Traditional Chinese: 宋應星; Simplified Chinese: 宋应星; Wade Giles: Sung Ying-Hsing; 1587-1666 AD), born in Yichun of Jiangxi, was a Chinese scientist and encyclopedist who lived during the ...
Xu Zhongxing
Xu Zhongxing (? - 1578) was a Chinese litterateur of the Ming Dynasty. He was one of the Latter Seven Masters. He completed the Jinshi level of the Imperial Examination in 1550. Later he was appointed...
Qian Dehong
Qian Dehong (simplified Chinese: 钱德洪; traditional Chinese: 錢德洪; pinyin: Qián Déhóng; Wade–Giles: Ch'ien Te-hung) was a notable Chinese philosopher, writer, and educator during the mid-...
Wang Yangming
Wang Yangming (31 October 1472 – 9 January 1529), courtesy name Bo'an, was a Chinese idealist Neo-Confucian philosopher, official, educationist, calligraphist and general during the Ming dynasty...
Yuan Zhongdao
Yuan Zhongdao 袁中道(Yüan Chung-tao), (1570–1624), Chinese poet, essayist, travel diarist and official was born in Kung-an in Hukuang. He shares his fame with two other brothers, Yuan Zongdao (1560...
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Yuan Hongdao
Yuan Hongdao (Chinese: 袁宏道; pinyin: Yuán Hóngdào; Wade–Giles: Yüan Hung-tao, 1568–1610) was a Chinese poet of the Ming Dynasty, and one of the Three Yuan Brothers. His life spanned nearly...
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Zhang Han (Ming Dynasty)
Zhang Han (1511–1593) was a leading scholar-official during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) of China. Although eventually posted to serve in the capital at Beijing, Zhang was a native of the ...
Zhang Dai
Zhang Dai (张岱; pinyin: Zhāng Dài, courtesy name: Zhongzhi (宗子), pseudonym: Tao'an (陶庵)) (1597–1689) was a Ming Dynasty Chinese writer. He was a gentleman essayist who was a biographer of his own privi...
Li Rihua
Li Rihua (1565–1635) was a Chinese bureaucrat, artist and art critic from Jiaxing, during the late Ming Dynasty. He wrote an extensive diary, the Weishuixuan riji (Water-Tasting Gallery Diary), from 1...
Yang Guangxian
Yang Guangxian (Chinese: 楊光先) (1597–1669) was a Chinese Muslim Confucian writer and astronomer who was the head of the Bureau of Astronomy (欽天監) from 1665 to 1669.
Yang Guangxian was an assist...
Li Zhi (philosopher)
Li Zhi (1527–1602), often known by his pseudonym Zhuowu, was a prominent Chinese philosopher, historian and writer of the late Ming Dynasty. A critic of the Neo-Confucianist views espoused by Zhu Xi, ...
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Zhou Lianggong
Zhou Lianggong (Chinese: 周亮工; Wade–Giles: Chou Liang-kung, 1612–1672) was a Chinese poet, born in Kaifeng was an essayist and art historian, and had long family ties to Nanjing. He passed his...
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Wang (surname)
Wang is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surnames 王 (Wáng) and 汪 (Wāng).Wáng (王) was listed 8th on the famous Song Dynasty list of the Hundred Family Surnames; it is the most common surname in m...
Zhang (surname)
Zhang is the pinyin romanization of the very common Chinese surname written 张 in simplified characters and 張 traditionally. It is spoken in the first tone: Zhāng. It is a surname that exists in many ...
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Gui Youguang
Gui Youguang.(traditional Chinese:歸有光;simplified Chinese:归有光;pinyin:Guī Yǒuguāng)(1506–1571), also known as Gui Zhenchuan(simplified Chinese:归震川), Xi Fu(熙甫), Kai Fu(开甫), Xiang Jisheng(项脊生), was a Chin...
Pan Pingge
Pan Pingge (Chinese: 潘平格; pinyin: Pān Pínggé; 1610–1677), was a notable Chinese philosopher during the late-Ming and early-Qing period.
Pan was born in Cixi City, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province...