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date: 22 October 2019

Gao Kegong or Kao K’o-Kung; Original Name: Shian, Style Name: Yanjing, Sobriquet: Fangshan Laorenlocked

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Chinese, 13th – 14th century, male.

Born 1248, in Datong (Shanxi); died probably after 1310.

Painter.

Gao Kekong’s family were Muslim Uighurs from eastern Turkestan who had assimilated to Han culture. His father was a scholar from Datong, but he himself went to live in Wulin. Gao Kekong began his official career in ...

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