A well-known contemporary Chinese calligrapher, painter, educator, classical philologist, and appraiser, Qi Gong has styled himself as Yuan Bai, also known as Yuan Bo, who was born in Beijing. He is read a lot, proficient in language and writing. He had studied identification of ancient calligraphy and paintings, especially the research on rubbings, and is good at painting landscapes, bamboos and stones. His greatest achievement is in the field of calligraphy. No matter the banners, albums, screen couplets, his calligraphy works are presenting beautiful rhythm and profound artistic conception, which is called "Qi style".