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Born in China, Wu studied calligraphy under Chien Shi Lin in Hong Kong and has exhibited in Hong Kong, London, Manchester, and Liverpool. She considers Chinese calligraphy a form unlike any other in that it "has captured the artistic urges of people throughout history." When writing a character or a poem, explains Wu, the mind wanders through past centuries and contemplates inner spiritual thoughts before the tip of the brush touches the paper. She teaches the basics of materials and techniques, but the bulk of the book is devoted to individual characters. Rebecca Yue's Chinese Calligraphy Made Easyis excellent for the five classic styles of Chinese calligraphy, but this volume is highly recommended as a compendium of Chinese characters.