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Ruan Yuan [Juan Yüan]locked

(b Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, Feb 21, 1764; d Yangzhou, Nov 27, 1849).
  • Stephen B. Little


Chinese calligrapher, theorist and scholar–official (see fig.). Born into a distinguished Yangzhou family, Ruan passed the civil-service examination to gain the title of jinshi in 1790. Thereafter he held many important official posts, including compiler at the Hanlin Academy, Supervisor of Imperial Instruction (...

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