the Ming dynasty scholar-official and poet Du Mu (Ming dynasty) Chinese name:Du Du Mu (803–852) was a leading Chinese poet of the late Tang dynasty. His courtesy name was Muzhi (zh 牧之), and sobriquet Fanchuan (zh 樊川). He is best known for his lyrical and romantic quatrains. Regarded as a major poet during a golden age of Chinese poetry, his name is often mentioned together with that of another renowned Late Tang poet, Li Shangyin, as the Little Li-Du (小李杜), in contrast to the Great Li-Du: Li Bai and Du Fu. Among his influences were Du Fu, Li Bai, Han Yu and Liu Zongyuan.