Sanli Chen, known as Sanyuan (pseudonyms) was born in Jiangxi, China. Chen was a reformer, excellent poet and educator in the late Qing dynasty. He was an active member of Hundred Days’ Reform (a national political movement in 1898). After the reform fails, he went back to Jiangxi and refused to participate in politics, which gave Chen a lot of time to work on poems. He was given a title as “the last traditional Chinese poet” for his poetry achievement. Chen is also a pioneer educator. He promoted new-style pedagogy in a school in which there is no old requirement such as studying eight-parts essays for passing imperial examinations.