Xu Zhonglin (traditional Chinese: 許仲琳; simplified Chinese: 许仲琳; died 1560) was a Chinese writer who lived in the Ming Dynasty. He is best known as the author of the novel Fengshen Yanyi. He was born in Nanjing.
Some[who?] say that Xu wrote the novel for a trousseau for his daughter. His pseudonym might be "Zhongshan Yisou" (鍾山逸叟), which literally means "a carefree old man living in Zhongshan". The name appears in Chapter 2 of Fengshen Yanyi.