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Editor’s Introduction

Editor’s Introduction

Issue 2 of Inscribe highlights the talents of ten compelling young writers. These works showcase the writers’ curiosity and imagination, energy and creativity, as well as their critical and personal perspectives.

A Comparison of the Paintings of Bada Shanren and Shitao of the Qing Dynasty

A Comparison of the Paintings of Bada Shanren and Shitao of the Qing Dynasty

This essay compares the paintings of two great Chinese artists, Bada Shanren and Shitao. Several pieces of artwork are analyzed as the author posits the context of the paintings. He discusses the distinct life experiences and attitudes of the two artists, which are reflected in their contrasting artistic styles.