A native of SiChuan province.His style name was Zi Zhan and his sobriquet was Dongbo Jiushi. He was an official. He fully demonstrated his preeminent talent for poem, prose, calligraphy and painting. He was honored as the Four Great Masters in the Song Dynasty with Huang Tingjian,Mi Fu and Cai Xiang. After studying the style of Wang Xizhi,he studied the style of Yan Zhenqing and Yang Ningshi. His calligraphy executed smooth strokes with natural atmosphere. He was also skillful at painting bamboo and old trees. His works were included in "The collections of Dongpo",etc.