The Art of Writing: Lu Chi's Wen Fu
Written in 200 C. E., this is one of the first Chinese works about the use of language and is for those who wish to engage the art of letters at its deepest levels. The Wen Fu discusses the joys and problems that face both writer and reader.
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Introduction by Sam Hamill 111
The Early Motion
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