Cheng Man-ch'ing

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China, Painter
July 29, 1902March, 26, 1975.

Cheng Man-ch'ing or Zheng Manqing was born in Yongjia (present-day Wenzhou), Zhejiang Province. He died March 26, 1975; his grave is near the city of Taipei. Cheng was trained in Chinese medicine, t'ai chi ch'uan, and the three perfections: calligraphy, painting and poetry. Because of his skills in these five areas (among some of the traditional skills and pastimes of a Confucian scholar in traditional China) he was often referred to as the "Master of Five Excellences." Because he had been a college professor, his students called him "Professor Cheng."

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