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Liu Zongyuan Biography | Poet

Liu Zongyuan Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Liu Zongyuan. This short biogrpahy feature on Liu Zongyuan will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.

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Liu Zongyuan (Chinese : ; pinyin : Liu Zongyuán ; Wade-Giles : Liu Tsung-yuan ) (773–November 28, 819), courtesy name Zihou (; Wade-Giles : Tzu-hou ), was a Chinese writer who lived part of his life in Chang'an, during the Tang Dynasty. Liu was born in present-day Yongji, Shanxi, along with Han Yu, he was a founder of the Classical Prose Movement. He has been traditionally classed as one of the Eight Great Prose Masters of the Tang and Song. He is also a famous poet.