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Daoji [Tao-chi; zi Shitao, Shih-t’ao]locked

(b Guilin, Guangxi Province, 1642; d Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, 1707).
  • Wen Fong

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Chinese painter and calligrapher. In modern Western writing he is most commonly referred to as Daoji or Shitao, although he himself preferred the name Yuanji. He was a descendant of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) imperial Zhu family. In 1645, in the face of invading Manchu troops, a family servant fled with Daoji to nearby Quanzhou, Guangxi Province, and in ...

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