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Huaisu [Huai-su; xing Qian; zi Cangzhen]locked

(b Lingling County, Hunan Province; fl c. ad 730–80).
  • Ho Chuan-Hsing

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Chinese calligrapher and Buddhist monk. He left home to become a monk while still young, taking the monastic name Huaisu, over his family name, Qian. Early devoted to the art of cursive script (caoshu) calligraphy, he initially imitated the style of his step-brother ...

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