Yuan Shansong

Yuan Shansong

Yuan Shansong (袁山松), sometimes called Yuan Song (袁崧 or 袁嵩), was an official of the Jin Dynasty. He was known as an accomplished poet, lyricist and also as an historian. Yuan also produced one of the first landscape essays, later to become a popular form in Chinese literature. Much of his work has survived to the present day.

Later, Yuan was given appointment as the Grand Administrator of Wu commandery. During the rebellion of Sun En in 399, he died defending Hudu (in the western suburbs of modern Shanghai).

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