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...

Jia Baoyu and the Twelve Beauties of Jinling

Jia Baoyu (simplified Chinese: 贾宝玉; traditional Chinese: 賈寶玉; pinyin: Jiǎ Bǎoyù; Wade–Giles: Chia Pao-yu; Meaning: Precious Jade) The main protagonist is about 12 or...

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...

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy is a classic national symbol of Chinese traditional cultural art in the past five thousand years history. Chinese calligraphy is written by...

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...

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...
video

Along the River During the Qingming Festival

Along the River During the Qingming Festival (清明上河图) is a painting by the Song dynasty artist Zhang Zeduan (1085–1145). It captures the daily life...

Editor's Pick

Chinese Wedding Dress

History of Chinese Opera

About Mahjong

Mandate of Heaven

Chinese dragon

video

Li Bai and his poetry

video

The Beauty of Two West Lakes

Four Pillars of Destiny

大學 – Da Xue