Zhang Yue | Gun Cants | Painting | Pen on paper | 37 × 29 cm × 20 | 2017

Chinese cants can be roughly divided into the southern and northern styles. The former is based on the jargons of the Heaven and Earth Society, while the latter is based on the gang cants of the Northern-eastern bandits. Since 2017, Zhang Yue has been collecting material for this proj- ect. By reading documents and visiting 13 provinces all over the country, he has secured a cant corpus more comprehensive than ever. The project is in progress.