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Kuang cao (狂草, Chinese: kuáng cǎo)

During the Golden Age of Chinese culture (Tang dynasty; 唐朝, 618 - 907), the calligrapher named 張旭 (Zhāng Xù, unfortunately, the exact dates of his birth and death are unknown) created a style of cursive hand, known in Chinese as kuáng cǎo (狂草, lit. “mad draft”). Kuang cao is extremely difficult to read. Nonetheless, only by studying Zang’s handwriting, can one fall in love with the power and vitality of the lines. Kuáng cǎo is one of the most brilliant and fascinating handwritings in the history of Chinese calligraphy.

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