Yan Zhitui (531–590 AD), a native of Langya, Linyi, was from the 35th generation of Yanzi’s family lineage. He had outstanding literary talent and started his career at the age of 19. Yan Zhitui was a distinguished poet and author with prolific literary works.
"The Family Instructions of Master Yan" was his greatest work and is hailed as the treasury of Chinese family instructions. It became China's first compendium of family instructions. "The Family Instructions of Master Yan" comprises 7 volumes and 20 chapters. Its rich, encompassing content is based on Yan Zhitui's lifelong experiences in self-cultivation, state legislation, family management and learning. “The Family Instructions of Master Yan” serves as good reference for strengthening family ties and developing a strong family culture.