Influence of Buddhism in Ancient Chinese Arts

Buddhism arrived in China around the 1st century AD (although there are some traditions about a monk visiting China during Asoka's reign), and through...

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...

Culture Insider: How did ancient Chinese people find their lovers?

Opportunities during festivals Ancient Chinese still had certain freedoms to get married to people they liked, rather than being completely manipulated by their parents or...

Chinese ink paintings integrate Western style in Sydney exhibit

An exhibition showcasing representative works of Chinese painting opened at the China Cultural Center in Sydney on Dec 15, which will run until Jan...

Chinese culture in general

Chinese culture (simplified Chinese: 中华文化; traditional Chinese: 中華文化; pinyin: Zhōnghuá wénhuà) is one of the world's oldest cultures, tracing back to thousands of years...

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder-Women in Chinese Painting

China has a long history of using women as objects d'art since the Warring States and Western Han Dynastywhen people painted female figures on...

Lantern Festival in the Chinese paintings

The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar, marking the last day of the Chinese...

9 things you may not know about Winter Solstice

  The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins...

8 things you may not know about Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Autumn Equinox, (Chinese: 秋分), the 16th solar term of the year,...

Five things you may not know about the Start of Summer

Start of Summer The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Summer (Chinese: 立夏), the 7th term of the...

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