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Exhibition of the King of Lu State of Ming Dynasty
Ceramics in the Collection of Shandong Museum
Paintings in the Collection of Shandong Museum
Calligraphic Works in the Collection of Shandong Museum
The Exhibition of the Results of Archaeology
Introduction to Archaeology
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8. Calligraphic Works in the Collection of Shandong Museum

Chinese calligraphy is an ancient art. It has been charming the world ever since Jia Gu Wen or oracle bone inscription, and Jin Wen or bronze engraving, which later evolved into different styles including Zhuan Shu or Seal Script, Li Shu or Clerical Script, and in the Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties, Tsao Shu or Cursive Script, Kai Shu or Regular Script and Hsin Shu or Running Script. In such a long history of nearly 3000 years, every different style emerged with the development of society to represent the spirit of its own era: In the Jin period, people value charm; in the Tang, value strength; the people of the Song Dynasty, emphasis on the state of mind and in the Yuan and Ming periods, people care more about the form.

In research of three thousand years of Chinese calligraphy, the track of evolution shows that the calligraphy arts grows with the social development, and strongly reflect the spirit of its era. That is why Chinese calligraphy is always full of life. It is the quintessence of resplendent oriental art and culture, a unique gem in the world which our nation will be proud of forever.

The calligraphy collection in Shandong Museum is mainly from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Many of them are excellent works of calligraphy masters.