Zong Chen (Tsung Ch'en) 1525-1560

Ming-dynasty poet and prose-writer. A native of Jiangsu province. He achieved the jinshi degree in 1550, and held posts in the Ministry of Punishments and the Board of Civil Office. As a writer, he is known as one of the 'Latter Seven Masters' of the Ming; his collected works were published under the title Zong Zixiang ji.