Collection: Tonghe Weng

Chinese calligrapher and writer Weng Tonghe (1830-1904) was a prominent Confucian scholar and imperial tutor during the Qing dynasty. He was a member the prestigious Hanlin Academy whose elite scholars performed key tasks for the court and established the official interpretation of the Confucian Classics. He served as a tutor to several emperors while also holding prominent positions in the Qing government and on its Grand Council from 1882-84. Because of his involvement promoting radical Confucian reformer, Kang Youwei, during a short-lived movement in 1898, Weng was stripped of his ranks.