Chang Leong-Yien has the courtesy name of Shizhi and the pseudonym of Leiweng. He was born in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. His grandfather Chang Shao-Chen was a provincial military commander in the former Qing Dynasty. He was later promoted to the position of division commander of Susong Town and settled down in Nanjing. His father Chang Jian-Quan inherited the second official rank and served as assistant minister in the Ministry of Posts and Communications. Coming from a renowned family in Jinling, Chang Leong-Yien had an extensive art collection at home. Growing up in this environment from an early age, he was well-cultured in the art of epigraphy calligraphy and ink wash painting.
He also made great contribution to calligraphy and historical commentaries. This work imitated a newly discovered slip from the Han Dynasty and the appearance captured the essence of the slip script. In addition, it included notations and explanations of the connection with the other stone engravings of the Han Dynasty, making it an outstanding piece.
This audio guide is made by National Taiwan Library.
Docent: Chen Yu-Jung (陳毓容)