Xu Zhonglin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xu.
Xu Zhonglin
Traditional Chinese 許仲琳
Simplified Chinese 许仲琳

Xu Zhonglin (traditional Chinese: 許仲琳; simplified Chinese: 许仲琳; died 1560)[1] 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.

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  1. ^ Kohn, Livia. Chinese healing exercises: the tradition of Daoyin. University of Hawaii Press. p. 238. ISBN 0-8248-3269-8.