Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- He Junfeng is a farmer’s son who grew up in a mud-brick home with no running water on the outskirts of Huanggang city, central China. He says the odds were stacked against him from birth.
Calligraphy offered a diversion. He was mesmerized by the beauty of hand-written scrolls that hung inside neighbors’ homes. Eventually, He would find himself using the art to send messages of gratitude to supporters of artist Ai Weiwei, the activist who has called for democracy and free speech in the mainland. (Source: Bloomberg)