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Chang Jian

Chang Jian (c.708—765, Chinese: 常建; pinyin: Cháng Jiàn, early part 8th century), and whose name, especially in older English transliteration, appears as "Ch'ang Chien", was a poet of the Tang Dynasty.

Chang Jian is best known for his two poems which are included in the Three Hundred Tang Poems, translated by Witter Bynner as "At Wang Changling's Retreat" (a reference to the poet Wang Changling) and "A Buddhist Retreat Behind Broken-mountain Temple" .

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