Su Shi (Sū Shì 苏轼)

Benjamin RIDGWAY

An example of Su Shi’s calligraphy.

Su Shi was perhaps the most renowned scholar-official of the Northern Song dynasty (960–1126), with pathbreaking accomplishments in several aesthetic fields, including all major genres of poetry (shi, ci, and fu), old-style prose (guwen), calligraphy, painting, and even cuisine.

Su Shi was the renaissance man of what was arguably the renaissance in Chinese intellectual and cultural history of the tenth and eleventh centuries. This period….

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