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Calligraphy - Shang to Qing Dynasty

from the Shanghai Museum

Click on a picture to go to that era. The items are arranged chronologically. Arrows at the top of each page will let you navigate. Some items may be zoomed to examine the individual characters in the scrolls.

Shang Dynasty

Zhou, Qin, and Han Dynasties

Liang, Northern Song and Southern Song Dynasties

Yuan Dynasty

Ming Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

The character "shan" in differnt styles

Bibliography of Chinese Calligraphy - This link will take you to a bibliography of English language books. For those of you who are interested in learning more about the art of calligraphy a good place to start is Chiang Yee's Chinese Calligraphy published in 1973 by Harvard University Press. It is still available in paperback.

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