Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period/Wan Ssŭ-pei

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WAN Ssŭ-pei 萬斯備 (T. 允誠, H. 又庵), poet and calligrapher, was a native of Yin-hsien, Chekiang. He was the seventh son of Wan T'ai [q. v.], son-in-law of Li Yeh-ssŭ (T. 李鄴嗣, H. 杲堂, original ming 文胤), and a pupil of (T. Huang Tsung-hsi). He was chief assistant of Li Yeh-ssŭ in compiling the 甬上耆舊詩 Yung-shang ch'i-chiu shih, in 30 chüan—an anthology of poems by Yin-hsien authors. Wan Ssŭ-pei is credited with having preserved the works of Liu Tsung-chou [q. v.] after the latter became a martyr to the Ming cause. His own collected verse was entitled 深省堂詩集 Shên-hsing t'ang shih-chi, included in 1936 in the fourth series of the Ssŭ-ming ts'ung-shu (see under Chang Huang-yen).

[3/404/37b; Yin-hsien chih (1877), 39/13a; Li Yeh-ssŭ, 杲堂文鈔 Kao-t'ang wên-ch'ao (1931).]

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