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|Languages||Old Chinese, Middle Chinese, Modern Chinese|
|Han Dynasty to present|
|4E00–9FFF, 3400–4DBF, 20000–2A6DF, 2A700–2B734, 2F00–2FDF, F900–FAFF|
Chinese characters of "Semi-cursive Script" in regular script (left) and semi-cursive script (right).
1. hành thư|
2. chữ hành
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Semi-cursive script is a cursive style of Chinese characters. Because it is not as abbreviated as cursive, most people who can read regular script can read semi-cursive. It is highly useful and also artistic.
Also referred to in English both as running script and by its Mandarin Chinese name, xíngshū, it is derived from clerical script, and was for a long time after its development in the 1st centuries AD the usual style of handwriting.
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