Wang Wei (699-761 CE) is one of the greatest poets of Chinese literature. He was a devoted Buddhist.
G. W. Robinson had a classical education up to the age of nineteen. He served in the army for six years during the Second World War, during which time he learned Japanese, going on later to study classical Chinese and the ancient history of Japan. After a year in Japan, he was for a short period a lecturer in Far Eastern History at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.