A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chiang Ch'ên
329 Chiang Ch'ên 姜宸 (T. 西溟 and 淇園). A.D. 1627-1699. A native of Chehkiang, noted in his youth for poetical talents, calligraphy, and general knowledge of ancient literature. Summoned to Court, he was employed upon the history of the Mings; besides which, he wrote works on river conservancy and sea-walls, poems, and essays. He graduated only in 1697, when he was already 70 years of age.