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Chinese Calligraphy: Paper and Silk

"Chinese Calligraphy: Paper and Silk"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8  June 1, 2021 (Tue) - July 18, 2021 (Sun)

Poems in Running and Cursive Script (detail)
By Dong Qichang, China, Ming dynasty, 1621

In China, from the Eastern Han Dynasty to the Eastern Jin Dynasty, writing materials shifted from bamboo and wooden slips to paper and occasionally silk. Scholars demanded high-quality, beautiful paper, and the growing demand stimulated the development of more complex paper-making techniques. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, various new types of paper were produced and silk also came to be used more frequently.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Poems in Running and Cursive Script Handscroll By Dong Qichang (1555–1636), China Ming dynasty, 1621 TB-1641
_MD_RECOMMEND Poem in Cursive Script By Wang Duo (1592–1652), China Ming dynasty, 1642 Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujirō, TB-1258
_MD_RECOMMEND Words of Wang Ya of Tang in Running Script Hanging scroll By Liang Tongshu (1723–1815), China Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century Gift of Mr. Aoyama San'u, TB-1620
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