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Encyclopedia > Wang Xizhi
Names
Chinese: 王羲之
Pinyin: Wáng Xīzhī
Wade-Giles: Wang Hsi-chih
Zi: Yìshào (逸少)
Hao: Dànzhāi (澹斋)
Also known as: Shūshèng (書聖, literally
Sage of Calligraphy)
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Wang Xizhi (王羲之) (303-361) was a famous Chinese calligrapher. Personal names in Chinese culture follow a number of conventions different from those of personal names in Western culture. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Hanyu Pinyin: , lit. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Cha can also refer to a Latin American dance, also called the Cha-cha-cha. ... Cha can also refer to a Latin American dance, also called the Cha-cha-cha. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikisource – The Free Library – is a Wikimedia project to build a free, wiki library of source texts, along with translations of source-texts into any language and other supporting materials. ... Events Diocletian launched the last major persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire; Hierocles was said to have been the instigator of the fierce persecution of the Christians under February 24 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire. ... Events Emperor Ai succeeds Emperor Mu as emperor of China. ... Calligraphy in a Latin Bible of AD 1407] on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. ...


Born in Linqin county in Shandong province, he lived in present-day Shaoxing, Zhejiang, most of his life. He learned from calligraphy from Wei Shuo, a master, particuarly of the Chinese Regular Script. Wang Xizhi is one of the most celebrated calligraphers in Chinese history. He is said be the exemplar of the high art of calligraphy, a master of every form but particularly of the semi-cursive script (xingshu Chinese “行书”). Unfortunately, none of his original works remain today. Shandong (Simplified Chinese: 山东; Traditional Chinese: 山東; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-tung) is a coastal province of eastern Peoples Republic of China. ... Shaoxing (Simplified Chinese: 绍兴; Traditional Chinese: 紹興; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shao-hsing) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Che-chiang; Postal System Pinyin: Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Lady Wèi Shuò (Traditional: 衛鑠, Simplified: 卫铄) (272-349), commonly addressed just as Lady Wei (衛夫人 Wei Furen), was a calligrapher of Eastern Jin Dynasty China who established consequential rules about the Regular Script. ... Sheng Jiao Xu by Chu Suiliang: calligraphy of the Kaishu style The Regular Script, or in Chinese Kaishu (楷書 Pinyin: kÇŽishÅ«) 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... Semi-cursive script (Chinese: 行書, Pinyin: XíngshÅ«, Japanese: gyōsho, Korean: haengseo) is a partially cursive style of Chinese calligraphy. ...


His most famous work is the "Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion" (Chinese: 兰亭序; Hanyu Pinyin: Lán Tíng Xù), the preface of a collection of poems written by a number of poets when gathering at Lan Ting near the town of Shaoxing in Zhejiang for the Spring Purification Festival). The original is lost, but there is a number of fine tracing copies and rubbings. Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... Shaoxing (Simplified Chinese: 绍兴; Traditional Chinese: 紹興; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shao-hsing) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Che-chiang; Postal System Pinyin: Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Xiuxi (Chinese: 修禊 Pinyin: xÄ«u xì), also known as the Spring Purification Festival, was an ancient tradition in China for people to go for an outing by the water, during the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar calendar month, where they would enjoy themselves at a picnic, pluck orchids, and...


Wang Xizhi is particularly remembered for one of his hobbies - rearing geese. Genera Anser Branta Chen Cereopsis Cnemiornis(extinct) † see also: Swan, Duck Anatidae Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. ...


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Six Dynasties Calligraphy (1251 words)
Wang Xizhi did not invent new script types but developed a style that melded the clerical and semi-cursive traditions of the Later Han dynasty.
The handwriting of the preface that Wang Xizhi wrote to accompany the poems collected from this event is praised for its spontaneity, lively rhythmic energy, and variation.
A prominent feature of Wang Xizhi's character construction is the tendency of the right and left halves to pull away from the central axis.
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