Chinese calligraphy, with its artistic as well
as utilitarian values, has been treasured
for its formal beauty for more than three
This lavishly illustrated book brings to English language readers for the ﬁrst time a full account of calligraphy in China, including its history, theory, and importance in Chinese culture. Representing an unprecedented collaboration among leading Chinese and Western specialists, the book provides a deﬁnitive and up-to-date overview of the visual art form most revered in China.