Wang Jiusi 王九思 (1468-1551) was a Chinese official, writer and satirical playwright from Shaanxi, one of the Former Seven Masters. He was a friend of Kang Hai, also from Shaanxi, and the pair were banished from the Ming court after being identified as belonging to Liu Jin's political faction.[1]

His most famous zaju was a one-act adaptation of the folktale of the Wolf of Zhongshan.[2][3]


  • Zhongshan lang yuanben (The farce on the Wolf of Mount Zhong)
  • Du Zimei gujiu youchun ji (Du Fu Buys Wine and Roams in the Spring)


  1. ^ Yuming Luo (2011). A Concise History of Chinese Literature. BRILL. p. 705. ISBN 90-04-20366-4.
  2. ^ Wilt Idema (1997). A Guide to Chinese Literature. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-89264-099-7.
  3. ^ Wilt L. Idema (2008). Personal Salvation and Filial Piety: Two Precious Scroll Narratives of Guanyin and Her Acolytes. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 35–7. ISBN 978-0-8248-3215-5.