Poem Tai Shan (Mount Tai) in running script

Hanging scroll
Kang Youwei
Qing Dynasty

Kang Youwei (1858-1927) was born in Nanhai, Guangdong Province. His original given name was Zuyi, and styled himself Guangsha and Gengsheng and his alternative name was Changsu. Kang was the noted calligrapher and calligraphic theoretician at the end of Qing Dynasty. Influenced by his rich family background, he learned the calligraphy of several masters at an early age. Kang promoted the inscriptions of Northern Dynasties after his middle age and created the unique “Kang Nanhai style”.