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Calligraphy Scripts

Calligraphy Scripts

Six major scripts have developed over the course of more than three thousand years for writing Chinese characters, and all are still used in “artistic writing” (calligraphy) today. Each of these styles of writing—oracle bone, clerical, cursive, running, and standard—has distinct differences in appearance.

Characters in seal script, for example, have symmetrical structures made with thin, even lines. Clerical script is recognized by its prominent down strokes, while running script...

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Chinese Calligraphy - An Overlook

Chinese Calligraphy - An Overlook

     To meet the need for recording information and ideas, unique forms of calligraphy (the art of writing) originated and developed from China, specifically from the writing of Chinese characters using brush and ink. Calligraphy is widely practiced and revered in the East Asian civilizations that use or used Chinese characters. These include China, Japan, Korea, and to a lesser extent, Vietnam. Naturally finding applications in daily life, calligraphy...

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Four Seasons in Chinese Culture

Four Seasons

Four Seasons in Chinese Culture

Spring/春天

As the beginning of the year, Spring represents life in Chinese culture, flowers blooming, trees budding - all life are awakening in this season. The flower representing this season is orchid, refined and elegant. It has long been a symbol of nobility and scholarship.                                                   ...

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How to calculate the zodiac?

zodiac

How to calculate the zodiac?

12 zodiacs

The Chinese zodiac is an important factor to the Chinese culture. The signs have been used for a very long time as a way of dating years in a 12-year cycle of the Chinese calendar. The importance of the zodiac to the Chinese culture is that the animal signs have been used in stories and folklore. These developed the different personality traits that were represented with each animal....

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Peony in Chinese Culture

Peony

Peony in Chinese Culture

The peony, known as the King of Flowers, has long been regarded by Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth, good fortune, happiness, and prosperity, and is a common theme in Chinese artwork. Peonies are not only beautiful, but also have a strong and lovely fragrance. For these reasons, peonies were often portrayed by ancient Chinese artists.

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