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Sheng Jiao Xu by Chu Suiliang: calligraphy of the Kaishu style

The Regular Script, or in Chinese Kaishu (楷書 Pinyin: kǎishū) and Japanese Kaisho, also commonly known as Standard Regular (正楷), is the newest of the Chinese calligraphy styles (peaked at the 7th century), hence most common in modern writings and publications (after the non-calligraphic printing Song Ti). It is also occasionally known as True Script (真書 Zhēnshū) and Standard Script (正書 Zhèngshū). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (383x733, 255 KB)Chu Suiliang (褚遂良; 595-658) Sheng Jiao Xu. ... Hanyu pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Hanyu Pinyin: , lit. ... Calligraphy is an art dating back to the earliest day of history, and widely practiced throughout China to this day. ... // Overview Events The Roman-Persian Wars end. ...


Regular Script came its current form in the 5th century during the Southern and Northern Dynasties. Script from this period is the "Wei Regular" (魏楷 Weikai). Some consider the Regular Script to be the direct derivative of Clerical Script, while others believe Running Script also has influence in some Regular Script calligraphers' styles as well. // Overview Events Romulus Augustus, Last Western Roman Emperor 410: Rome sacked by Visigoths 452: Pope Leo I allegedly meets personally with Attila the Hun and convinces him not to sack Rome 439: Vandals conquer Carthage At some point after 440, the Anglo-Saxons settle in Britain. ... This article is about China. ... Northern Wei Buddha Maitreya, 443 AD. A Buddhist stela from the Northern Wei period, build in the early 6th century. ... The Clerical script is a style of Chinese calligraphy that is still being used. ...


The most famous Regular Script calligraphers of the Tang Dynasty whose style are imitated by latecomers include: Also the name of a rock band. ...

  • The early Tang four great calligraphers (初唐四大家):
    • Ouyang Xun (歐陽詢)
    • Yu Shinan (虞世南)
    • Chu Suiliang (褚遂良)
    • Xue Ji (薛稷)
  • "Yan-Liu" (“顏柳”)

Those Regular Script characters with width (or length) larger than 5 cm (2 in) is usually considered Larger Regular Script, or Dakai (大楷), and those smaller than 2 cm (0.8 in) usually Small Regular Script, or Xiaokai (小楷). Those in between are usually called Medium Regular Script, or Zhongkai (中楷). Or are compared in relation to those around. Yan Zhenqing (Simplified Chinese: 顏真卿; Traditional Chinese: 顏真卿; pinyin: ) (709 – 785) was a leading Chinese calligrapher and a loyal governor of the Tang Dynasty. ... Liǔ Gōngquán (柳公權, 778 - 865), was a Chinese calligrapher who stood with Yan Zhenqing as the two great masters of late Tang calligraphy. ...

'Kaishu' in Regular Script
The characters "Kaishu"

Beginners often are recommended to start with the Eight Principles of Yong, which are said to contain the fundamentals of most, if not all, of the Regular Script calligraphy. Image File history File links Chinese_Regular_Script. ... The Eight Principles of Yong (永字八法 Pinyin: Yǒngzì Bā Fǎ; Japanese: えいじはっぽう, Eiji Happō; Korean: 영자팔법. Yeongjapalbeop; Vietnamese: Vĩnh Tự Bát Pháp/ Tám Phương Pháp về Chữ Vĩnh) explains how to write the eight strokes common in Chinese characters found all in the one character...


Notable artifacts with the Regular Scripts include:


The Zhuyin used to annotate texts, although not true Chinese characters, are virtually always written in the Regular Script style as well. This article is about China. ... This article is about China. ... The Sui Dynasty (隋朝 Hanyu Pinyin: suí cháo, 581-618) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ... The Sui Dynasty (隋朝 Hanyu Pinyin: suí cháo, 581-618) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ... The Sui Dynasty (隋朝 Hanyu Pinyin: suí cháo, 581-618) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ... Zhùyīn Fúhào (注音符號), or Symbols for Annotating Sounds, often abbreviated as Zhuyin, or known as Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) after the first four letters of this Chinese phonemic alphabet (bo po mo fo), is the national phonetic system of the Republic of China for teaching the Chinese languages, especially Standard...


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The regular script or standard script, or in Chinese kaishu () and Japanese kaisho, also commonly known as standard regular (正楷), is the newest of the Chinese calligraphy styles (maturing around the 7th century), hence most common in modern writings and publications (after the non-calligraphic printing Song Ti).
Regular script came its current form in the 5th century during the Southern and Northern Dynasties.
Script from this period is the "Wei regular" (魏楷 Weikai).
Regular Script (146 words)
The Regular Script (often called standard script or simply kǎishū) is one of the last major calligraphic styles to develop, emerging between the Chinese Han dynasty and Three Kingdoms period, gaining dominance in the Southern and Northern Dynasties, and maturing in the Tang Dynasty.
As the name suggests, the Regular Script is "regular", with each of the strokes placed slowly and carefully, the brush lifted from the paper and all the strokes distinct from each other.
The Regular Script is usually studied first to give students a feel for correct placement and balance, as well as to provide a proper base for the other, more flowing styles.
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