Tai Jingnong, originally named Chuanyan, changed his name in the early 1920s. His courtesy name was Bojian and his pseudonym in his senior years was Jingzhe. His pen names included Qingqu, Kongjia and Shihe. Tai Jingnong not only dedicated himself to his studies but also to the realm of arts. He demonstrated skills in all of the fields. His classic poems, new poems and novels accumulated in abundance in his early years. After migrating to Taiwan, he taught in the Department of Chinese Literature of National Taiwan University and managed the departmental affairs for twenty years. The academic environment and the scale of the Department were his accomplishments. He cultivated numerous talents and made a significant contribution. In his senior years, he imitated the style of Ni Yuanlu and captured his spirit. He became a famed calligrapher who mastered the Cursive Script and the Clerical Script and created his own style.
This piece demonstrates pronounced lines and a tilted structure, creating a visual pleasure for the viewers through the streams of tension.
This audio guide is made by National Taiwan Library. Docent: Chen Yu-Jung (陳毓容)