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The prevalence of couplet calligraphy in the Qing dynasty is too striking a phenomenon in the history of calligraphy to escape attention. Whether as a unique calligraphic genre or as tasteful objects to be given away in literati circles, couplets were of great significance both aesthetically and socially. An immense number of specimens have survived and are now in the collection of either public …

The prevalence of couplet calligraphy in the Qing dynasty is too striking a phenomenon in the history of calligraphy to escape attention. Whether as a unique calligraphic genre or as tasteful objects to be given away in literati circles, couplets were of great significance both aesthetically and socially. An immense number of specimens have survived and are now in the collection of either public museums or private collectors, among which the Lechangzai Xuan Collection is certainly one of the most important in terms of quantity and quality.
Mr Harold Wong, the master of the Lechangzai Xuan, …

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Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong, HK
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