Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wei Shuo

Wei Shuo , courtesy name Mouyi , sobriquet He'nan , commonly addressed just as Lady Wei , was a calligrapher of Eastern Jin, who established consequential rules about the regular script. Her famous disciple was Wang Xizhi.

Born in modern , Wei was the daughter of Wei Zhan or the daughter or younger sister of Wei Heng . Wei was married to Li Ju , the Governor of Ding Prefecture. Wei and Li had Li Chong , also a calligrapher and a Palace Secretarial Attendant . She was a student of Zhong Yao. However, Wei's style is narrower than Zhong's wider style. Wei's ''The Picture of Ink Brush'' describes the Seven Powers that later became the famous Eight Principles of Yong.


Her other works include:
* ''Famous Concubine Inscription''
* ''The Inscription of Weishi He'nan''

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