0023ae9af0dc0c523a8d1dThis episode we look at Wang Xizhi, a man of letters who achieved greatness during the Eastern Jin dynasty and is called China’s greatest calligrapher.  His life and achievements will be explored along with the significance of calligraphy in Chinese culture.  We’ll also recall those crazy times in the fourth century AD.

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Wang Xizhi’s signature work, the Preface to the Collected Poems of the Orchid Pavilion, The 兰亭集序 composed in 353 AD.