The Chinese is a unique literary form that manifests the extensive use of parallelism in the classic tradition. Calligraphers, scholars, officials and even emperors often wrote couplets not simply as art works but also as gifts. Important both for their aesthetic value and their social function, these Qing dynasty couplets, as a whole, represent the wealth of calligraphy of the period. The 150 works in this catalog were exhibited at the Art Museum, CUHK in March 207. They are the sequel to the "Double Beauty" catalog and exhibition organized in 2003.
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Introduction Harold Mok
The Literariness of Couplets in the Lechangzhai Xuan Collection Abstract Wong Kuanio
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a#er antique Artist's seals Bao Shichen bronze-and-stone bronzes brush calligrapher's calligraphy characters Chen Hongshou clerical script Collector's seal Colophon Couplet in Clerical Couplet in Regular Couplet in Running Couplet in Seal Daoguang reign Dong Qichang earned the title Eight-character-line Couplet elegance epigraphy Fang Five-character-line Couplet Guangdong Hangzhou Ink on paper Inscription and signature Jiang Baoling Jiangsu Jiaqing reign jinshi juan Kang Youwei Liang literati Ming model-book tradition native o#en Ouyang Xun painting poem poet private secretariats Qianlong Qianlong reign Qing QSGLZ regular script Running Script Script 1 Yu seal and clerical seal carver seal carving seal script senior Seven-character-line Couplet Shaoji Shen small seal script stelae Stele stele school strokes style Tang Wang Weng Fanggang Yan Zhenqing Yu Jianhua Yufen Zhao Mengfu Zhao Zhiqian Zhejiang Zhenqing zhiyin Zhou Zonghuo