Nigel Cameron The Chinese Scholar's Desk

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The Chinese Scholar's Desk

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To the Chinese scholar, the preparation for recording his thought was as important as the execution. On his desk lay the Four Treasures, the symbols of his calling: paper, brushes, inkslab and ink, so arranged as to inspire the best of his talent. His finely ground and watered ink was the medium for transmitting his message, his brush the conduit through which his spirit flowed on to carefully chosen paper. Calligraphy in China ranked on a par with painting and poetry, as hallmarks of a man of accomplishment and discriminating taste. This book takes the reader into the scholar

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Nigel Cameron, historian and art critic, has written extensively on Asian civilisations and their art. Among his numerous books are Barbarians and Mandarins, and an Illustrated History of Hong Kong published be the Oxford University Press. For over twenty years he was Art Critic for the South China Morning Post. During his more than forty years of living in Hong Kong he has sourced and curated over 100 exhibitions drawn from the arts of Asia and many countries round the world.

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