In the Name of Wang Xizhi: The Path to Classicization of the Tablet of the Sacred Preface of the King of Jiji
By Luo Feng  Publisher: SDX Joint Publishing Company
Paper Back
2023-08-01 | ISBN: 978-7-108-07491-1
Rights Manager: Xiao Jieru

Archaeologist Luo Feng delves into the fascinating history of the Tablet of the Sacred Preface of the King of Jiji, which is known as one of the most renowned stone inscriptions in Chinese calligraphy. His comprehensive study uncovers the narrative of its classification as a classic under the banner of Wang Xizhi’s name, tracing its journey from the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. Luo Feng extends his analysis beyond the text and calligraphy, meticulously examining the stele’s shape, design, and stone material. This multi-faceted approach allows him to explore the relationship between the stele’s physical presence and the content of its inscriptions, ultimately shedding light on significant questions in the history of Chinese calligraphy from both archaeological and historical perspectives.