Wu Weiye

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wu.
Wu Weiye (吳偉業)
Wu Weiye

Wu Weiye traditional Chinese: 吳偉業; simplified Chinese: 吴伟业; pinyin: Wú Wěiyè (1609–1671) was an author and poet in Classical Chinese poetry. He lived during the difficult times of the Ming-Qing transition. Along with Gong Dingzi and Qian Qianyi, Wu Weiye was famous as one of the Three Masters of Jiangdong.[1] Wu Weiye was known for writing in the ci (song lyric) poetry form as well as writing about current events in both the regular ci and the seven-syllable long form, the gexing.[2]

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  1. ^ Zhang, 71
  2. ^ Zhang, 78


  • Zhang, Hongsheng (2002). "Gong Dingzi and the Courtesan Gu Mei: Their Romance and the Revival of the Song Lyric in the Ming-Qing Transition", in Hsiang Lectures on Chinese Poetry, Volume 2, Grace S. Fong, editor. (Montreal: Center for East Asian Research, McGill University).