Chiao Jan
China (730 - 799) Timeline
Buddhist : Zen / Chan


Poems by Chiao Jan
Books

Chiao Jan was an aristocrat during the Golden Age of the T'ang era in China. At the age of 38, he became a Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist monk, joining T'ien-chu Temple at Ling-yin Mountain in Hangchow. He later settled at Chu Mountain and gained fame for his literary work and poetic theory, attracting a circle of writers and influential figures around him.

Chiao-jan died in meditation at the age of 70.

Poems by Chiao Jan


Recommended Books: Chiao Jan

The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry





Chiao Jan