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· [Cai Xiang]
· [Chu Suiliang]
· [Dong Qichang] [Tung Chi-Chang]
· [HuaiSu] [Huai-su]
· [Huang Ting-jian] [Huang TienChien]
· [Jin Nong]
· [Kang Youwei]
· [Li Bai] [Li Po]
· [Liu Gong Quan] [Liu Kung-chuan]
· [Liu Yong]
· [Lu Ji]
· [Mi Fei] [Mei Fei] (aka Mi Fu)
· [Ni Zan]
· [Ouyang Xun] [Ouyang Chu]
· [Pu Ru] [Pu Hsin-yu]
· [Qi Baishi] [qi baishi]
· [Sima Guang] [Si-ma Kuang]
· [Su Shi] [Su Dong-Po]
· [Tang Yin]
· [Tang Taizong] [Tang Tai-tsung]
· [Wang Duo] [Wang Du]
· [Wen Zhengming]
· [Wang XiZhi] [Wang Hsi-chih]
· [Wang XianZhi]
· [Wang Xun]
· [Wu Ju] [Wu Chu]
· [Yan Zhenqing] [Yen Chen-Ching]
· [Yu He] [Yu-Ho]  
· [Yue Fei] [Yueh Fei]
· [Zeng Guofan] [Tseng Kuo-fan]
· [Zhao MengFu] [Chao Meng-Fu]
· [Zhang Xu]
· [Zhang Zhi]
· [Zhong Yao]
· [Zheng BanQiao] [Cheng Ban-Chiao]
· [Zhu YunMing] [Chu Yun-Ming]
· Emperor [Song Hui Zong] [Sung Hui-tsung]
· Emperor [Song Gaozong] [Sung Kao-Tsung]
· Emperor [Qing Gaozong] [Ching Kao-tsung]
· Emperor [Qing Qianlong] [Ching Chien-lung]
· Emperor [Qing Kangxi] [Ching Kangshi]
· [Cai Xiang]
· [Chu Suiliang]
· [Dong Qichang] [Tung Chi-Chang]
· [HuaiSu] [Huai-su]
· [Huang Ting-jian] [Huang TienChien]
· [Jin Nong]
· [Kang Youwei]
· [Li Bai] [Li Po]
· [Liu Gong Quan] [Liu Kung-chuan]
· [Liu Yong]
· [Lu Ji]
· [Mi Fei] [Mei Fei] (aka Mi Fu)
· [Ni Zan]
· [Ouyang Xun] [Ouyang Chu]
· [Pu Ru] [Pu Hsin-yu]
· [Qi Baishi] [qi baishi]
· [Sima Guang] [Si-ma Kuang]
· [Su Shi] [Su Dong-Po]
· [Tang Yin]
· [Tang Taizong] [Tang Tai-tsung]
· [Wang Duo] [Wang Du]
· [Wen Zhengming]
· [Wang XiZhi] [Wang Hsi-chih]
· [Wang XianZhi]
· [Wang Xun]
· [Wu Ju] [Wu Chu]
· [Yan Zhenqing] [Yen Chen-Ching]
· [Yu He] [Yu-Ho]  
· [Yue Fei] [Yueh Fei]
· [Zeng Guofan] [Tseng Kuo-fan]
· [Zhao MengFu] [Chao Meng-Fu]
· [Zhang Xu]
· [Zhang Zhi]
· [Zhong Yao]
· [Zheng BanQiao] [Cheng Ban-Chiao]
· [Zhu YunMing] [Chu Yun-Ming]
· Emperor [Song Hui Zong] [Sung Hui-tsung]
· Emperor [Song Gaozong] [Sung Kao-Tsung]
· Emperor [Qing Gaozong] [Ching Kao-tsung]
· Emperor [Qing Qianlong] [Ching Chien-lung]
· Emperor [Qing Kangxi] [Ching Kangshi]
 

Over the thousands of years, the style of Chinese calligraphy has evolvedcontinually.About213 B.C., under the famous Chin Shih Huang Ti, who perpetrated the 'burning of thebooks',thePrime Minister Li Szu drew up an official index of characters and unified the written formfortheuse of scholars. This is chuan-shu and contained more than 3,000 characters. From that time tothe present, there are five major styles of calligraphy:

seal? clerical cursive regular
More about the evolution of these styles (in Chinese [BIG5])
(The Japanese calls these tensho, reisho, kaisho, gyosho, and sosho styles.)
It is remarkable that after two thousand years, all five styles of writings are still in use today.
A few arbitrarily selected works of the master calligraphers are presented herein.
Great Masters

 Han Dynasty
· [Zhong Yao][Chung Yu] Han Dynasty
 Zhong Yao
· [Zhang Zhi][Han Dynasty]
 Zhang Zhi

 Jin Dynasty

· [Lu Ji] (261-303)
 Pin Fu Tie
· Tang Yin(1470-1523)
 calligraphy
· Tang Yin(1470-1523)
None of his original works remain today. Someofhisbestwritingswerepreserved on carved stone tablets, Stone rubbings taken from them have beenreproduced and reprinted widely; they have been studied by generations of students and used as examples to learn and practice the art of calligraphy.
 Wang Xizhi's calligraphy
· [Wang XianZhi][Jin Dynasty]
 calligraphy
· [Wang Xun][Jin Dynasty] (709-785)
 Letter to Bo Yuan

 Tang Dynasty

· [Ouyang Xun][Ouyang Chu]? Tang Dynasty (557-641)Stone rubbings 48 panels - (First Panel Enhanced)
 Broad Sea Is Large
 11
· [Yan Zhenqing][Yen Chen-Ching] Tang Dynasty (709-785)
 Main Page
· [Li Bai][Li Po] Tang Dynasty
 Poem
· [Tang Taizong] Tang Dynasty
 Poem
· [Liu GongQuan][Liu Kung-chuan] Tang Dynasty(778-865)
  Xuan Mi Ta - Mystic Tower
· [Chu Suiliang] Tang Dynasty
 Calligraphy
· [Zhang Xu][Wu Chu]- Song Dynasty
  Zhang Xu

 Song Dynasty
 宋四家﹕苏黄米蔡

· Huai Su [Huai-su] (725-785)Written on the 10-th Month, 28-th Day, A.D.777
Broad Sea Is Large
 苦筍帖巻
· [Wu Ju][Wu Chu] - Song Dynasty (960-1279)
 Seven-character Poem
 
Semi-cursive script, ink on silk hanging scroll. Palace Museum, Taipei
· [Cai Xiang]
 Cai Xiang One of 4 best of the Song Dynesty
· [Su Shi][Su Shih] Song Dynasty (1037-1101)
 Su Shi
· [Huang TingJian][Huang TienChien] Song Dynasty (1045-1105)
 Huang Tingjian Page
· Emperor [Song Huizong] [Sung Hui-tsung]Song Dynasty (1080-1135)
 Poem, hand-scroll (partial)
 detail of above
 Full view
 Ode to the Moon of Mid-Fall
· [Sima Guang][Si-ma Kuang] Song Dynasty (1019-1086)
 Colophon
· [Mi Fei][Mei Fei](aka Mi Fu) Northern Song Dynasty(1051-1107)
 Calligraphy
· Emperor [Song Gaozong][Sung Kao-Tsung] - Song[Sung]Dynasty (1107-1187)
 Imperial Order to General Yue Fei [Yueh Fei]
 Standard and semi-cursive scripts, ink on paper.
 Imperial Order to General Yue Fei [Yueh Fei]
 An enlarged portion of above.
 Imperial Order to General Yue Fei [Yueh Fei]
 Another Order (original is lost)
· Yue Fei [Yueh Fei] - Song Dynasty (1107-1187)
 Give Back My Land!
 Stone rubbing
 
 Last panel
 Complete calligraphy

 Yuan Dynasty

·   [Yu He][Yu-Ho] (14-th cent.) Yuan dynasty
 Thousand-character Essay.
 Seal and clerical script. Ink on paper. Palace Museum, Taipei
· Zhao Mengfu
 Calligraphy
 His painting
· [Ni Zan] (1301-1374) Yuan dynasty
 Ni Zan page

 Ming Dynasty

· [Zhu YunMing] [Chu Yun-Ming] Ming Dynasty (1460-1526)
 Calligraphy
 Brief Bio
· [Wen Zhengming ] Ming Dynasty (1470-1559)
 Calligraphy
· [Dong QiChang][Tung Chi-Chang] Ming Dynasty (1555-1637)
 [Dong Qichang][Tung Chi-Chang] Page

 Qing Dynasty

· [Wang Duo] Ming - Qing Dynasty(1592-1652)
 Calligraphy
· [Jin Nong] Qing Dynasty(1687-1764)
 Calligraphy
· [Zheng BanQiao] Qing Dynasty (1693-1765)
 Calligraphy
· Emperor [Qing Gaozong][Ching Kao-tsung] Qing dynasty(1711-1799)
 After Su Shih's Calligraphy. Semi-cursive script. Ink on paper. Hanging scroll.
 Palace Museum, Taipei
· Zeng Guofan [Tseng Kuo-fan] Qing[Ching] Dynasty (1811-1872)
 Calligraphy
· [Emperor Kangxi] Qing Dynasty
 - Entering a little building
 Kang Xi
· Emperor QianLong [Chien-lung] Qing Dynasty
 Tong Guan Fang
 Dedication of the Greatest Library in World's History
 - Portrait
· Kang Yuwei (1858 - 1927) - Qing-Republic
 Couplet
 175
· Liu Yong Qing Dynasty (1720-1809)
 Semi-script
· Pu Ru [Pu Hsin-yu]Qing Dynasty (1869-1963)
 Qing-Repulic
· [Qi Baizhi] Republc
 Calligraphy
  Four Best Calligrapher of the Song Dynasty
  Four Best Calligrapher of the Tang Dynasty
 Calligraphy Steles
 Calligraphy Steles, Stone rubbings,
 Calligraphy of poems
 Huangfudan
 Oracle Bone Script
  Oracle Bone Scripts
  Earliest written scripts
  discovered in Shangdong province reportedly 1,200-1,700 years older than oracle bone   scripts.
  Oracle script - by Du Feibao
 Four Treasured Supplies for a Scholar's Study Room
 文房四宝 笔、 墨、纸、砚
  Brush 笔
   Hu brush
  Ink 墨
   Hui Ink Sticks
  Paper 纸
   Xuan paper
  Inkstone 砚
   Inkstones
 Essays
 History of Chinese Calligraphy (in Chinese GB/BIG5)
 Appreciation of the Art of Chinese Calligraphy (in English)
 Very Early Origin of the written Chinese (Chinese in gif)
 Wang Xizhi's Lanting Xu By S.L. Lee(in English)
 New Trends in Chinese Calligraphy
    
 
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