Su Qin Yi Lian Heng Shui Qin in running script (section)
1865 - 1958
This passage is takend from Zhan Guo Ce [the Strategies of the Warring States (475 -221 BCE)] one of the important Chinese classical text describing the strategies and political views of the School of Diplomacy.
Being the famous essay in the Zhan Guo Ce, 'Su Qin yi lian heng shui qin' described how famous and influential political advisor and strategist Su Qin (late 4th century BCE) offered his strategy of Lian Heng [Verticle Alliance system] to the King of the Qin State. Been rejected by the King and looked down by his family, Su Qin dedicated himself to further study and eventually succedded to become a minister in the State of Zhao and achieved great fame.
In the above passage, Su Qin used examples of previous kings to pursuade the King of Qin to go to war in order to conquer other states, establish sovereignty. The characters were written in slim, pretty and loose running script.
Place where the work was made
ink on paper
126.5 x 30.5 cm image; 131.5 x 38.3 cm overall
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Gift of Helen Suk-yue Wheeler in memory of her parent Li Tung and Fund Ching-fei
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