Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy

, 'Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen),' 1805, Asian Art Museum

Deng Shiru

Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen), 1805

Asian Art Museum

, 'Completed on a River Sojourn,' 1645, Asian Art Museum

Wang Duo

Completed on a River Sojourn, 1645

Asian Art Museum

, 'The Sūtra on the Lotus of the Sublime Dharma (Miaofa lianhua jing),' late 13th or early 14th century, Asian Art Museum

Zhao Mengfu

The Sūtra on the Lotus of the Sublime Dharma (Miaofa lianhua jing), late 13th or early 14th century

Asian Art Museum

, 'Thousand-Character Classic,' 16th century, Asian Art Museum

Wen Peng

Thousand-Character Classic, 16th century

Asian Art Museum

, 'Autumn Stirrings in Eight Verses,' 1632, Asian Art Museum

Wang Duo

Autumn Stirrings in Eight Verses, 1632

Asian Art Museum

, 'Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen),' 1805, Asian Art Museum

Deng Shiru

Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen), 1805

Asian Art Museum

, 'Poetic lines,' late 16th or early 17th century, Asian Art Museum

Zhang Ruitu 張瑞圖

Poetic lines, late 16th or early 17th century

Asian Art Museum

, 'Calligraphy in “lacquer script” ,' 1749, Asian Art Museum

Jin Nong 金農

Calligraphy in “lacquer script” , 1749

Asian Art Museum

, 'Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming),' 19th century, Asian Art Museum

Zhao Zhiqian

Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming), 19th century

Asian Art Museum

, 'Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming),' 19th century, Asian Art Museum

Zhao Zhiqian

Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming), 19th century

Asian Art Museum

, 'Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen),' 1805, Asian Art Museum

Deng Shiru

Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen), 1805

Asian Art Museum

, 'Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen),' 1805, Asian Art Museum

Deng Shiru

Master Cheng’s Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds (Chengzi shi ting yan dong zhi zhen), 1805

Asian Art Museum

, 'The Sūtra on the Lotus of the Sublime Dharma (Miaofa lianhua jing),' late 13th or early 14th century, Asian Art Museum

Zhao Mengfu

The Sūtra on the Lotus of the Sublime Dharma (Miaofa lianhua jing), late 13th or early 14th century

Asian Art Museum

, 'Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming),' , Asian Art Museum

Zhao Zhiqian

Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming)

Asian Art Museum

, 'Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming),' 19th century, Asian Art Museum

Zhao Zhiqian

Inscription on Shifan (Shifan ming), 19th century

Asian Art Museum