- This is a Chinese name; the family name is Shen.
Shen Yue (simplified Chinese: 沈约; traditional Chinese: 沈約; pinyin: Shěn Yuē; Wade–Giles: Shen Yüeh) (441–513), courtesy name Xiuwen (休文), was a poet, statesman, and historian born in Huzhou, Zhejiang. He served emperors under the Liu Song Dynasty, the Southern Qi Dynasty, and the Liang Dynasty.
He was a prominent scholar of the Liang Dynasty and the author of the Book of Song, an historical work covering the history of the previous Liu Song Dynasty. He is probably best known as the originator of the first deliberately applied rules of tonal euphony in the history of Chinese prosody.
He was also the leading scholar on the musical practices of his time.