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Liu Zhengcheng (Simplified Chinese: 刘正成; Hanyu Pinyin: Liú Zhèngchéng) (1946 - ) is a contemporary Chinese calligrapher based in Beijing, China particularly noted for his use of the cursive script.[1] He is president of the International Association of Calligraphers and chief editor of the "Chinese Calligraphy" journal. He was formerly deputy secretary of the Chinese Calligraphers Association. He is currently editing the 100 volume Chinese Calligraphy Encyclopedia of which 67 volumes have so far been completed.[2] His general introduction to calligraphy published in 2008[3] is used as a textbook for students of the subject across China and won the Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy Contribution Award in 2007. In 2004 he was made a Professor at Peking University's Institute of Calligraphy[4]

Liu Zhengcheng
Born(1946-08-00)August , 1946
Known forCalligraphy


Selected works:

  • 《中国书法鉴赏大辞典》 (The Dictionary of Chinese Calligraphy History, 1990)
  • 《中国书法全集》 (Chinese Calligraphy Encyclopedia) - 100 volumes in total, currently published 67 volumes
  • 《刘正成书法集》 (The Calligraphy Collection of Liu ZhengCheng, 1990)
  • 《刘正成书法文集》(三卷) (A Collection of Calligraphy Art Dissertations - Three Volumes, 2000)
  • 《书法艺木概论》 (A Brief History of Calligraphy Art, 2008)
  • 《地狱变相图》 (A Collection of Short History Novels, 1990)
  • 《英伦行色》 (A Colourful Trip to England, 2006)


  1. ^ Zhang, Yiguo (1998). Brushed voices: calligraphy in contemporary China. Miriam & Ida D. Wallach Art Gallery. pp. 50–51. ISBN 978-1-884919-06-0.
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  3. ^ Liu, Zhengcheng (2008). An Introduction to Calligraphy. Beijing University Press. ISBN 978-7-301-13593-8.(刘正成“书法艺术概论”,北京:北京大学出版社,2008年)
  4. ^ Sullivan, Michael (2009). The arts of China. University of California Press. p. 353. ISBN 978-0-520-25568-5.

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