Su Tung-p’o ( Su Shih )

At the core of civil service exams were calligraphy & poetry. An educated man was expected to pass these exams & help administer the Chinese Empire.

The mastery of Su Tung-p’o was undoubted. He was twice exiled.

http://www.chinapage.com/poet-e/sushi2e.html

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=su+shi+calligraphy&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CC0QsARqFQoTCJvY7uTj8cgCFVbzYwodLg0MCQ&biw=1366&bih=643#imgrc=_zFeZXCP7H08pM%3A

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_Shi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_examination

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