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Wan Ssŭ-pei

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李鄴嗣 (H. 杲堂, original ming 文胤„ 1622-1680), and a pupil of Huang Tsung-hsi [q.v.]. 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).]