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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


[Chinese ] ( ts'ao-shu ) A cursive Chinese script type used since the fourth century ce . Its English name ‘grass script’ is a literal translation of the Chinese term. In caoshu , parts of Chinese characters are connected with each other and sometimes abbreviated, resulting in supple and curvilinear writing ( figure 11 ). The Japanese reading of the Chinese term is sōsho . See also chinese scripts ; kaishu ; xingshu . Figure 11 A specimen of the Chinese caoshu , cursive or grass script, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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