Jiang Jie (Chiang Chieh) 1245-1310

He was a native of Jiangsu and gained his jinshi degree in 1275, but retired to live quietly a few years later after the fall of the Southern Song Dynasty. He was a ci poet particularly known for his patriotic poetry. His style is subdued and allusive, but his poems seem spontaneous and he writes in simple language very different from the intricate verbal structures favoured by many of his contemporaries.