Chen ziang (Ch'en Tzu-ang) 658?-699?

An influential early Tang poet. He was a native of Sichuan and though he made some progress up the official ladder, his criticism of the harsh policies of a cousin of the usurper, Empress Wu, resulted in his being persecuted to death. He was recognized as an innovative poet concerned with social issues, though his poems were often written in such an allegorical manner that the contents were unclear to later readers. He is chiefly remembered for his cycle of 38 poems known as Ganyu [Stirred by my experiences].