Liu Zongyuan (Chinese: 柳宗元; pinyin: Liǔ Zōngyuán; Wade–Giles : Liu Tsung-yuan, 773–November 28, 819, courtesy name Zihou (子厚; 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.
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