Xi Nanxun, with the pseudonyms of Mosun, Xuansun, Shuxuanweng, was born in Wujin, Jiangsu. Xi Nanxun was specialized in medicine and calligraphy. In 1952, he ranked number one in the special examination for Chinese Medicine Practitioners and started his practice in Taipei the next year. He once worked as chairperson of the Chinese Medicine Committee of the Department of Health, President of the Taipei Chinese Medical Association and as a professor in the China Medical University. Among the calligraphy scripts, he mastered the Seal, Clerical, Running and Regular Scripts. He was especially good at the Seal and Clerical Scripts. His publication Xi Nanxun Seal Script Collection won the Literary and artistic creation award of Ministry of Education.
This piece is written in the formal and careful style of Small Seal Script of famed Qing Dynasty calligraphers. The characters are slender and evenly distributed with both squared and rounded corners, creating a unique atmosphere.
This audio guide is made by National Taiwan Library. Docent: Chen Yu-Jung (陳毓容)