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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter 2020

Venerable Copies: The Afterlife of a Fragment of a Letter by Wang Xizhi (303–361)

Uta Lauer


This article explains how and why a seventh-century tracing copy of the lost original fragment of a letter by the fourth-century calligrapher Wang Xizhi was not regarded as fake but on the contrary was considered a top-class piece of calligraphy.

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