Chen Yuyi (Ch'en Yü-i)

Composed some of the best shi poetry of the Song era. He was a native of Loyang and came from an official family. He obtained his degree in 1113 and held a number of minor posts before moving to the capital. When North China was invaded by the Jin he had to flee for his life and his poetry became much more intense and emotionally charged. He returned to official service in the exiled Song court in Hangzhou in 1131.