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Su Shi Biography | Poet

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Su Shi (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Su Shì) (January 8, 1037 – August 24, 1101), was a writer, poet, artist, calligrapher, pharmacologist, and statesman of the Song Dynasty, and one of the major poets of the Song era. His courtesy name was Zizhan and his pseudonym was Dongpo Jushi, and he is often referred to as Su Dongpo. Besides his renowned poetry, his other extant writings are of great value in the understanding of 11th century Chinese travel literature as well as details of the 11th century Chinese iron industry.. Song Dynasty writer poet artist calligrapher pharmacologist gastronome and statesman