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When writing, many calligraphers will forget about their day-to-day worries, and even themselves, focusing all their thoughts into the creation of their art. The art can be compared with Tai Chi and Qigong, which require a relaxed mind and focus, with the result of improving a person’s well being.  (Image:  Joe Mabel  via   wikimedia  /  CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy occupies a distinguished position in the field of traditional arts. Calligraphy is not only a means of communication, but also a means of expressing a person’s inner world in an aesthetic sense. Ancient people held calligraphy in high…

Originating as artwork for decorative and ornamental purposes, Chinese painting techniques evolved into a classic art form that embodies China’s traditional culture and wisdom. (Image courtesy of Zhang Cuiying)

The Making and Essence of Chinese Paintings

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Originating as artwork for decorative and ornamental purposes, Chinese painting techniques evolved into a classic art form that embodies China’s traditional culture and wisdom.

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The Lasting Beauty of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

Bronze mirrors have a 4,000 year history in China. Not until the later period of the Qing Dynasty were they gradually replaced by glass mirrors. Producing a bronze mirror was…

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The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy occupies a distinguished position in the field of traditional arts. Calligraphy is not only a means of communication, but also a means of expressing a person’s inner world…

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The Making and Essence of Chinese Paintings

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Originating as artwork for decorative and ornamental purposes, Chinese painting techniques evolved into a classic art form…

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The Legend of Chinese Steamed Buns

The history of the mántou (饅頭), or Chinese steamed buns, in China goes back to the eastern Zhou Dynasty (771 B.C.). At that time, people were already steaming and eating…

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Recipe of the Day: Greek Potato Salad

When I think back to my homeland Greece, I picture the sun in an azure sky, a clear blue sea, and of course an introduction to tasty foods composed of…

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Famous Chinese Calligraphy Masterpieces

The Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion is the most famous Chinese calligraphy work of Wang Xizhi, composed in the year 353. Exhibiting an extremely high artistic…