Chu Renhuo 褚人穫 1635-c. 1705

Chu was born into a family of scholars in Suzhou. He never held any position in government but devoted his whole life to writing. His most famous work is Sui Tang yanyi 隋唐演義 (Romance of the Sui and Tang) which he edited from earlier stories and novels. He also revised Feng shen yanyi 封神演義 (The investiture of the gods) and had it published by his own publishing house Sixuecaotang 四雪草堂 in the same year as Sui Tang yanyi.