Friday, October 3, 2008

Zhang Zhi

Zhang Zhi , courtesy name Boying , was a Chinese calligrapher during the Han Dynasty. Born in , he was a pioneer of the modern , and was traditionally honorred as the Sage of Curives Script .

Despite the great fame he enjoyed in ancient times, no veritable works of his have survived. A catchphrase is attributed to him: "Too busy to write cursively" , which shows that the execution of cursive script, though originally invented for the sake of time-saving, requires a tranquil frame of mind.

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