LIU Gongquan (Liǔ Gōngquán 柳公权)

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A rubbing made from a stone engraved with Liu Gongquan’s calligraphy.

Liu Gongquan was a calligrapher of China’s Tang dynasty (618–907 CE). He was also a professor and tutor of the Hanlin Academy for three emperors.

Born during the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE), Liu Gongquan, also known as Liu Chengxuan, was from a family of intellectuals in Yao County in Shaanxi Province. His grandfather and elder brother Liu Gongcuo were well-known….

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