His courtesy name was Xiuwen, and he was from Wukang of Deqing County in Zhejiang Province, and he was the literary leader in Qi and Liang Dynasties. And he created the "Yongming Style" with Xie Tiao and others, which emphasized the rhythm and promoted the development of poetry from ancient style to modern style. He had written Book of Song. People in Ming Dynasty had made a collection of Shen Yin Hou Collection.
Shen Yue once had been an official in the Song, Qi, and Liang three dynasties of the Southern Dynasties, and he also had been Chief Imperial Secretary and the teacher of Prince Xiao Tong in Emperor Liangwu's reign. The cemetery of his father was in the west of suburb in Wuzhen, next to Pujing Temple. Every year in Qingming Festival, Shen Yue always returned from Jiankang to his hometown to sweep the tomb and stayed in Wuzhen for several months. Emperor Liangwu worried about the study of his son Xiao Tong but he could not stop the filial piety conduct of Shen Yue. Therefore, he had to let Xiaotong follow Shen Yue to Wuzhen. Since the Prince came to study, there should be a house to stay. So, in a few months, a library was built. The Prince and Shen Yue lived and studied in this library until they returned to Jiankang. The second year they came again. This library, later called by people as Zhaoming Academy or Zhaoming College. It get the name because of the status of the Prince and a deed praised far and wide that the teachers and students read together, and it was to commemorate the spirit of learning and respect the soul of learning.