Who is Xia Shuwen?

By Gwylym Owen

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Xia Shuwen (Chinese: 夏叔文; pinyin: Xià Shūwén; Wade–Giles: Hsia Shu-wen); Date of birth unknown, was a Chinese painter during the early Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

Little is known of Xia’s life further than he lived during the late Yuan and yet to be Ming dynasties.

Note that in Chinese names, the surname usually comes first (for example, Xu Feng’s surname is Xu).

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