Huang Tinggui (1080-1171)
Huang Tinggui was born in Ji'an, Jiangxi Province. His designated name was Minzhan and his literary name was
Luxi. Huang Tingguipassed the highest level of the imperial examinations in 1118, during the reign of Zhenghe. Regular
or standard scriptis called Kaishu in Chinese and developed during the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589)
in the 5th century. It is the style used today as a standard for printing and clear writing, but for everyday handwriting,
an adaptation of running script is used since it is faster and you don't have to lift the pen for each stroke.
Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)
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