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The Master at his Desk

A master calligrapher, preparing his writing brush in his second-floor studio. Master Weng, a former teacher of Chinese literature, has been executing calligraphic work for almost eighty years. Even now, at the age of ninety three, he still produces several pieces a day. In this short visit to his studio, he completed five large-scale pieces in under five minutes, writing at a speed that would put men two generations younger than him to shame.


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Taken on September 29, 2008