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Xuan Zhi / 宣纸

Chinese term for “Xuan Paper”. For more information please see “Xuan Paper“

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Xuan Paper

Xuan Paper is used for calligraphy and painting. Its main features are absorbency and resilience. It is made of more than 80 ingredients. Its main ingredients can be Qing Tan Tree bark, Mulberry bark, Bamboo Pulp, Wood Pulp and even … Continue reading

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Xi Jian / 郗鉴

The name of a general of the Eastern Jin Dynasty whose highest position was Tai Wei.

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Xi Jun / 郗浚

Daughter of Xi Jian and wife of Wang Xizhi.

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Xiu Xie / 修褉

A festival people celebrated by going out to the banks of rivers to play, swim and chat in ancient China on March, 3rd according to the Lunar Calendar. At that time people believed that playing alongside the river would cleanse … Continue reading

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Xuan Mi Ta Bei (玄秘塔碑) 

A representative work of Liu Gongquan in Kai Shu style carved into a stone tablet.

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Xue Ji / 薛稷

His thin writing style is unique among famous calligraphers and highly acclaimed so that it even was imitated by the famous Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty.  Not only was Xue Ji excelling in calligraphy but also an outstanding painter, specialized … Continue reading

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Xi Shi / 西施

Please refer to “Four Beauties”

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Xiao Kai / 小楷

Xiao Kai refers to Kai Shu scripts whose characters are smaller than 2 cm x 2 cm

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Xie Lingyun / 谢灵运

Another poet of the North and South Dynasties apart from Yu Xin, two of whose poems were interpreted by Zhang Xu in Cao Shu style in the famous work “Note of Four Ancient Chinese Poems” which became one of Zhang’s … Continue reading

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