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Chinese books on 草書?

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Tomsima

My studies of 草書 are continuing to go swimmingly this year. I would really like to accompany this with a good book or two to read on or around this area. I was wondering if anyone is able to recommend any good books in Chinese on the topic of 草書? Or perhaps could point me to a good website that I can find more obscure specialist Chinese books? International/Mainland/Taiwan/Japan located bookstores - all recommendations welcome.

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Jim

I translated some things for Liu Zhengcheng and I seem to remember his complete encyclopaedia of calligraphy has sections on caoshu and on some of the more famous practitioners individually. Did a quick search to see if he had anything dedicated specifically to caoshu and came up with this: https://book.douban.com/subject/1134857/ can't seem to find a description of the contents though. Anyway, I found him a good writer and insightful commentator.

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Tomsima

That looks like an interesting lead, thanks. Also, you translated for Liu Zhengcheng? that sounds like a great job, did you ever manage to attend any exhibitions or events?

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Jim
1 hour ago, Tomsima said:

did you ever manage to attend any exhibitions or events?

No, but I lived just round the corner from him so I saw a fair bit of his work at his house and stuff in his office where his editorial staff are working on the books.

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