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Yan Song

Yan Song (Chinese language|Chinese: 嚴嵩; pinyin: Yán Sōng) (1481 - 1568) was a corrupt Ming Chinese prime minister who became a homeless pauper.

Chinese courtesy name|courtesy name (字): Weizhong (惟中)

Chinese courtesy name#Hao|pseudonym (號): Jiexi (介溪)

Born in Fenyi (分宜), Jiangsu province, Yan was skilled in poetry and whose works are in The Collection at Ling Mountain House (鈐山堂集 Lingshantang Ji).

He was the subject of the Chinese opera called Beating Yan Song (打嚴嵩 Dǎ Yán Sōng).

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