Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn.
Previously published as Entre ciel et terre : Sur les traces de l'écriture chinoise by Editions Alternatives, Paris, France.
"...Master calligrapher Shi Bo uses calligraphic characters and historical and legendary anecdotes to give a fascinating overview of the evolution of seven seminal Chinese writing styles starting in the seventeenth century B.C.E. He also introduces the reader to the calligrapher's art, including its materials and techniques."--back cover
Table of Contents:
The system of Chinese writing --
Oracle bone script (Jiaguwen) --
Ritual bronze vessel script (Jinwen) --
Small seal script (Xiaozhuan) --
Clerical script (Lishu) --
Standard script (Kaishu) --
Cursive script (Caoshu) --
Semi-cursive script (Xingshu) --
About the art of calligraphy.