Qiān Zì Wén (The Thousand Character, also known as the Thousand Character Text, is a Chinese poem used as a primer for teaching Chinese characters to children from the sixth century onward. It contains exactly one thousand characters, each used only once, arranged into 250 lines of four characters apiece and grouped into four line rhyming stanzas to make it easy to memorize.


The following 6 versions were written by : 

Right 1 右一 : 于右任 Yu Youren (1879 – 1964)

Right 2 右二 : 智永 Zhi Yong (? – ?)

Right 3 右三: 智永 Zhi Yong (? – ?)

Right 4 右四: 懷素 Huái Sù (737–799)

Right 5 右五: (傳) 孫過庭 Sun Guoting (646–691)

Right 6, left 3 右六 (左三): 孫過庭 (集書譜字, 擬書譜字) Sun Guoting (646–691)

Right 7, left 2 右七 (左二): 董復 Dǒng fù (1443 – ?)

Right 8, left 1 右八 (左一): 趙孟頫 Zhao Mengfu  (1254–1322)


These five pages of comparative studies of Qian Zi Wen are dedicated to Jason and my other students and friends.