Zhu Zaiyu (Chu Tsai-yü) 1536-1612

Ming-dynasty writer of sanqu poetry. A descendant of the Ming royal house, he was celebrated mainly for his work in mathematics and music. In 1550, his father was accused on false charges and reduced to the status of commoner. Although only 73 of Zhu Zaiyu's sanqu have survived, but they deal with a broad range of subjects and display a penetrating satire.