Calligraphy

Of all forms of art, the ancient Chinese were obsessed with calligraphy. (Image:  publicdomainpictures  /  CC0 1.0)

6 Most Popular Ancient Chinese Arts

The Chinese have been dabbling in the arts from as early as 18,000 B.C. when simple pottery was discovered. In China, art was mostly used to depict philosophy, religious ideas, nature, and political figures.

Renowned calligrapher Wang Xizhi (王羲之), known as the Sage of Calligraphy in China, had seven children, among whom his youngest son, Wang Xianzhi (王獻之), was also a distinguished calligrapher. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Guarding Against Arrogance

Renowned calligrapher Wang Xizhi (王羲之), known as the Sage of Calligraphy in China, lived during the Jin Dynasty (A.D. 265-420) and had seven children, among whom his youngest son, Wang Xianzhi (王獻之), was also a distinguished calligrapher.

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Chinese Calligraphy for a Long and Healthy Life

Medical reports and research studies have rated practicing Chinese calligraphy as among those activities benefiting longevity. Calligraphy can dispel depression and sorrow by elevating your mind and spirit. According to…

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6 Most Popular Ancient Chinese Arts

The Chinese have been dabbling in the arts from as early as 18,000 B.C. when simple pottery was discovered. In China, art was mostly used to depict philosophy, religious ideas,…

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Guarding Against Arrogance

Renowned calligrapher Wang Xizhi (王羲之), known as the Sage of Calligraphy in China, lived during the Jin Dynasty (A.D. 265-420) and had seven children, among whom his youngest son, Wang…

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The Story of China’s Famous Kangxi Emperor

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