Two Techniques in Traditional Chinese paintings

About:Part of Eight Views of Xiaoxiang, an imaginary tour through Xiao-xiang by Li Shi (李氏), 12th century scroll, 30 x 400 cm. Ink on...

Attractive Chinese Girls are Everywhere Across the Country, and the World

Attractive Chinese girls are everywhere you look… in China, in the US and in most overseas cities where there is an established Chinese population. Yet,...

Chinese guardian lions

Since the introduction of the lion symbolism from Indian culture especially through Buddhist symbolism, statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of...
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Chinese music: The Red Plum Blossoms

In the early 20th century after the end of Imperial China, there were major changes to traditional Chinese music as part of the New...

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...

Chinese cloisonne

Chinese cloisonné is amongst the best known enamel cloisonné in the world. Cloisonné, also called copper padding thread weaving enamel, is a kind of traditional...

Love these ancient Chinese painters?

Gu Kaizhi, courtesy name Changkang, was a celebrated painter of ancient China. He was born in Wuxi and first painted at Nanjing in 364....

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...

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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