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Idiom Story – Penetrating Portrait

The great calligrapher Wang Xizhi, being revered as "sage" by later generations, was born in Linyi city, Shandong province during the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Wang Xizhi showed his potential in calligraphy when he was just seven years old. He was also quit diligent since his childhood. At one time, he liked to practice writing by [...]

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Calligraphy Sage – Wang Xizhi

Following the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period, Chinese calligraphy reached the highest peaks both in the Jin and Tang Dynasties. By the Jin Dynasty, all five Chinese calligraphy types, zhuan, xing, li, kai and cao, had taken on their distinctive initial shapes. Some variants of li calligraphy, like the hastily written li cao [...]

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