Shaoxing county is named as “ Hometown of Calligraphy in China ” by China Calligrapher Association, which is another golden name card for Shaoxing county.
Shaoxing county is the cradle of Yue culture, with the tradition of simple and unsophisticated folkway and style of writing, it has the name of “ hometown of culture and calligraphy.” 1650 years ago, the scholar bureaucrat Wang Xizhi from Eastern Jin Dynasty wrote the No.one running script——Preface of Orchid Pavilion，Orchid Pavilion Resort of Lanting town, Shaoxing county becomes famous holy land of calligraphy, and advocating calligraphy has been the tradition among Shaoxing natives. 143 famous calligraphers from Shaoxing are embodied by Dictionary of China Calligrapher. At present, 12 members in China Calligrapher Association and 39 in provincial calligrapher association are all from Shaoxing county and the calligraphy fans in Shaoxing county hit almost 10,000. In 2004, Shaoxing county innovatively composed a provincial teaching material of calligraphy with 9 booklets which are also publicized, in addition, calligraphy course is also set up as the county level course in education system of being studied freely in 9 years.
（By Chen Fang）