Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy—Selections from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

, 'The Lotus Sutra,' China, Yuan dynasty (1271, 1368), ca. 1315, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Zhao Mengfu

The Lotus Sutra, China, Yuan dynasty (1271, 1368), ca. 1315

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Two Prose Poems: "Mt. Tiantai" and "Parrot",' China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1610, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dong Qichang

Two Prose Poems: "Mt. Tiantai" and "Parrot", China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1610

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Poem dedicated to Wen Zhenmeng (1574–1636),' China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), undated, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Huang Daozhou 黃道周

Poem dedicated to Wen Zhenmeng (1574–1636), China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), undated

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Couplet,' China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1815, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yi Bingshou 伊秉绶

Couplet, China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1815

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'The Thousand-Character Classic,' China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1561, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wen Peng

The Thousand-Character Classic, China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1561

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Poem by Wang Wei,' China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), undated, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Zhang Ruitu 張瑞圖

Poem by Wang Wei, China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), undated

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Poem,' China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1744, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gao Fenghan

Poem, China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1744

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Couplet,' China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Zhao Zhiqian

Couplet, China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1870

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Calligraphy after ancient masters,' China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), ca. 1595 and 1600, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dong Qichang

Calligraphy after ancient masters, China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), ca. 1595 and 1600

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Eight poems,' China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), undated, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Xiong Tingbi

Eight poems, China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), undated

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'The Story of Chen Zhongzi,' China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1749, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jin Nong 金農

The Story of Chen Zhongzi, China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1749

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

, 'Poem by Wang Wei in the Style of Mi Fu,' China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), probably ca. 1611, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dong Qichang

Poem by Wang Wei in the Style of Mi Fu, China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), probably ca. 1611

The Metropolitan Museum of Art