The 8 most famous calligraphers in Chinese history, the auction prices of their works are astonishingly high!

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The eight calligraphers of the Tang and Song Dynasties, also known as the "Eight Prose Masters of the Tang and Song Dynasties", are the collective name of the eight prose writers of the Tang and Song dynasties.

namely Han Yu and Liu Zongyuan in the Tang Dynasty and Ouyang Xiu, Su Xun, Su Shi, Su Zhe,  Wang Anshi and Zeng Gong were eight.  Among them, Han Yu and Liu Zongyuan were the leaders of the ancient writing 

movement in the Tang Dynasty, Ouyang Xiu, Sansu (Su Shi, Su Zhe, Su Xun) were the core figures of the ancient writing movement in the Song Dynasty, and Wang Anshi and Zeng Gong were the representatives of Linchuan literature.

NO.1   Han Yu   (768-826)🔽

To a certain extent, Han Yu's creations practiced the theoretical propositions of the ancient prose movement. Han Yu's poetry style is mainly bizarre, and it is a unique style formed after inheriting the 

characteristics of Du Fu and Chen Zi'ang.  Han Yu's prose also made great achievements, which had a profound impact on the development of prose in later generations.

Han Yu's "Chang'an Road Poems"

Han Yu (768-826), courtesy name Tuizhi, was a writer, philosopher, and thinker in the Tang Dynasty. He was born in Heyang (now Mengzhou, Jiaozuo, Henan Province). His ancestral home was Changli, Hebei. He was known as Han Changli.  He and Liu Zongyuan were both advocates of the ancient prose movement in the Tang Dynasty.

In the Song Dynasty, Su Shi called him "the decline of the eight generations of Wenqi", and the Ming people regarded him as the head of the Eight Great Masters of the Tang and Song Dynasties. Together with Liu 

Zongyuan, he was called "Han Liu", and he had the names of "Wenwen Jugong" and "Baidai Wenzong".  In thought, he is the founder of the concept of "Taoism" in China, and a milestone figure who respects Confucianism and opposes Buddhism.



 NO.2   Liu Zongyuan   (773-819)🔽

Liu Zongyuan (773-819), courtesy name Zihou, Han nationality, from Hedong (now Yongji, Yuncheng, Shanxi), one of the Eight Great Masters of the Tang and Song Dynasties, a writer, philosopher, essayist and thinker in the Tang Dynasty, known as 

"Liuhedong"  Mr. Hedong", also known as "Liu Liuzhou" because he became the governor of Liuzhou.  Liu Zongyuan and Han Yu are called "Han Liu" together, Liu Yuxi is called "Liu Liu", and Wang Wei, Meng Haoran and Wei Yingwu are called "Wang Mengwei Liu".

NO.3   Su Shi   (1037-1101)🔽

Su Shi (1037-1101), styled Zizhan, and also styled Hezhong, with the name Dongpo Jushi, was known as Su Dongpo and Su Xian in the world.  Han nationality, a native of Meishan, Meizhou (now Meishan City, Sichuan Province) in the Northern Song Dynasty, ancestral home in Luancheng, Hebei, 

a famous writer, calligrapher and painter in the Northern Song Dynasty  The famous name of Su Shi is well known to the whole country, so I will not dwell on it in this article.

NO.4   Su Xun   (1009-1066)🔽

Su Xun (1009-1066) was a prose writer in the Northern Song Dynasty.  Together with his sons Su Shi and Su Zhe, they are collectively known as the "Three Sus", and they are all included in the "Eight Great Masters of the Tang and Song Dynasties".  The word Mingyun, the number Laoquan.  Meizhou 

Meishan (now Sichuan) people.  If he did not take the test, he was recommended by Han Qi to be the secretary of the provincial school and the head of Wen'an County.  Longer than prose, especially good at political theory, clear discussion, vigorous writing.  There is "Jiayou Collection".  Work in calligraphy, more than charm.

NO.5   Su Zhe   (1039-1112)🔽

Su Zhe (1039-1112), courtesy name Ziyou, was born in Meishan, Meizhou (today's Meishan County, Sichuan Province), and was the surviving elder of Yingbin.  One of the Eight Great Masters of Tang and 

Song Dynasties, together with his father Su Xun and brother Su Shi, they are also called "Three Su".  During Song Shenzong's years, he served as a Hanlin Bachelor, Shangshu Youcheng, and Men's Shilang. His literary achievements were mainly in prose.

NO.6   Ouyang Xiu   (1007-1072)🔽

Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072), courtesy name Yongshu, nicknamed Drunkard, also known as Liuyi Lay in his later years, was a native of Luling (now Ji'an, Jiangxi).  In the eighth year of Emperor Renzong of Song Dynasty (1030), he was a jinshi, and he was a scholar of the imperial examination system.  During 

the reign of Emperor Yingzong, the official to the privy council was the deputy envoy, and the minister of political affairs.  In the Shenzong Dynasty, the Minister of Military Affairs moved to the Ministry of War, and the Prince was appointed as a young master.  The posthumous posthumous name was Wenzhong.

NO.7   Wang Anshi   (1021—1086)🔽

Wang Anshi (1021-1086), courtesy name Jiefu, Banshan, numbered Banshan Old Man, was a native of Linchuan, Fuzhou (now Jiangxi).  A famous statesman, writer and thinker in the Northern Song Dynasty.  Su Dongpo called his book "the law that 

cannot be learned, of course it cannot be learned".  Mi Fu said that he learned Yang Ning's style, and Huang Gu said, "More than a scholar-official, but Jing Gong has the temperament of the ancients, and he is not upright, but his writing is very sloppy."

NO.8   Zeng Gong   (1019-1083)🔽

Zeng Gong (1019-1083), courtesy name Zigu, was born in Nanfeng, Jianchang (now Jiangxi Province).  In the second year of Jiayu (1057), he was a jinshi, an official to Zhongshusheren.  He is famous for his articles, and later known as one of the "Eight Great 

Masters of Tang and Song Dynasties".  In May 2016, Zeng Gong's "Bureau Post" was put on the auction stage as the most eye-catching item in the Jiade Spring Auction. In the end, Wang Zhongjun, chairman of Huayi Brothers Media, won the bag at a transaction price of 2.07 million yuan.

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