Xu Fu 1075-1141

Song-dynasty poet. Xu Fu enjoyed a fairly successful official career, passing the jinshi examinations in 1132, and was eventually appointed to high positions such as that of Notary of the Bureau of Military Affairs and Participant in Determining Governmental Matters. He was a prominent member of the Jiangxi School of poetry and related to its leader, Huang Tingjian. His collection Donghu jushi shiji [Poetry of the layman of East Lake] is no longer extant.