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Wang Kuang / 王旷

He was the father and the earliest teacher of Wang Xizhi, introducing him to the world of calligraphy. Wang Kuang held the position of prefect (Taishou /太守) of Huainan province in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Wang Kuang was also an … Continue reading

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Wang Xianzhi / 王献之

A calligrapher and poet of the Eastern Jin Dynasty who was most known for his achievements in Cao Shu script. Wang Xianzhi learned the writing style of his father Wang Xizhi, the Sage of Calligrapher. But later he ventured into … Continue reading

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Wang Yi / 王廙

A famous calligrapher, painter, musician and scholar of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Wang Yi was very talented and his most known achievements were in calligraphy and painting. He influenced Wang Xizhi, his nephew a lot

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Wei Shuo/ 卫铄

A female calligrapher of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. She was also referred to as Lady Wei. Wei was born into an artistic family and learned the writing style of Zhong Yao. She quickly acquired the essence of Zhong Yao’s writing … 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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Cao Shu / 草书

Cao Shu is one of the famous and most widely known Calligraphy script patterns. It is written in a speedy and dynamic way and it is a very sophisticated way of writing. Thus, it is suitable for advanced learners. Cao … Continue reading

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Wang Xizhi / 王羲之

Maybe the most outstanding and acclaimed calligraphist in the history of China. Wang Xizhi lived in the Eastern Jin Dynasty and was honored as the “Sage of Calligraphy”.

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Xing Shu / 行书

Xing Shu is a script style between Cao Shu and Kai Shu, keeping the elegance of Kai Shu and the dynamic nature of Cao Shu. Whereas Cao has a more artistic notion, Xing Shu, even being more free than Kai … Continue reading

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A brief introduction of Wang Xizhi, the Sage of Calligraphy and probably greatest calligraphist of all times

Wang Xizhi (321 – 379) sometimes referred to by his courtesy name “Yi Shao” (逸少) was born in the city Linyi in Langya province (which would be today’s Shangdong province) and later moved to live in Shanyin (which is today’s … Continue reading

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What made Wang Xizhi the perfect husband for the Tai Wei‘s daughter

When Wang Xizhi was twenty years old, the Tai Wei Xi Jian at the court of the the Eastern Jin Dynasty sent servants to Wang Dao’s house to choose a fit son-in-law for his daugther. At this time, people were … Continue reading

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