Wei Chuang

Wei Chuang (836-910) was a Chinese poet and late Tang period historical figure.  He seems to have begun his official career at the age of forty-four, when he passed the metropolitan examination. His writings of the period are concerned with festive surroundings and friends. In the same year of 880 the Huang Chao's rebellion destroyed the capital and forced the court to remove itself to Sichuan. Wei himself was held captive by the rebels. Wei’s long poem Ballad of the Lady Qin perhaps recounts these events. Subsequently Wei wandered for ten years.