Wang Xizhi (303-361), a well-known calligrapher of Eastern Jin Dynasty whose style (the taken name by which a man is sometimes called in ancient China) was Yishao, was born in Langya (namely Linyi in Shandong Province now) and moved to Shanyin (namely Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province now) later. For his far-reaching influence on the development of Chinese calligraphy, Wang Xizhi has been reputed as the Calligraphy Sage. With his rich diversity of calligraphy styles, Wang’s masterpieces have been legendary since they were created, among which the best known are running script Lan Ting Xu (Preface of the Orchid Pavilion), formal script Huang Ting Jing and Le Yi Lun, and cursive script Shi Qi Tie.(More)
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    Calligraphy Sage Pavilion


    Residence of Wang Xizhi


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