Why Ancient Chinese sculptors Seldom Left Their Names on Sculptures?

Ancient Chinese philosophy valued the idea of sharing and thought little about property rights. Besides, arts and crafts were considered a business of lower...

Traditional Chinese painting

The Chinese way of appreciating a painting is often expressed by the words du hua, “to read a painting.” How does one do that? Consider Night-Shining White...
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Literature about the Yellow Crane Tower

The yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City is top of the four most famous ancient towers or pavilions in China. The following two poems...

Four Pillars of Destiny

The Four Pillars of Destiny (四柱命理) is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean conceptual term describing the four components that supposedly create a person's destiny...
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Chinese acrobats

Chinese variety art (Chinese: 雜技藝術) refers to a wide range of acrobatic acts, balancing acts and other demonstrations of physical skill traditionally performed by...

Four Treasures of the Study

Four Treasures of the Study is an expression used to denote the brush, ink, paper and ink stone used in Chinese and other East Asian...

Classical Chinese Dance

Classical Chinese dance has a long history of thousands of years, and while soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has...

Beijing Brown: An Indian Comic Artist Explores Between the Lines

At a café in Beixinqiao, an emergent hipster enclave in Beijing, Krish Raghav gushes about his love for the Chinese capital — until the...

Introducing the Most Famous Chinese Calligrapher in History

In ancient China, painting and calligraphy were the most highly appreciated arts in court circles and were produced almost exclusively by amateurs, aristocrats and...

The World’s Art Factory Is in Jeopardy

A so-called Chinese “urban village,” Dafen once produced an estimated 60 percent of all the world’s oil paintings. During its heyday—when the village’s reputation...

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