Chen Shidao (Ch'en Shih-tao) 1053-1101

Chen Shidao came from present-day Jiangsu. He was known for both his prose and his poetry, studying under Huang Tingjian and modelling his poetry on that of Du Fu. Both Su Shi and Zhu Xi admired his writings. Much of his life was spent in poverty because he did not come up through the examination system and was only intermittently employed in official positions.