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Tang Dynasty copy of Wang Xizhi work

Extremely Rare copy of Wang Xizhi work from the Tang Dynasty found in Japan

By Dave Gosine / 09/01/2013 /

An extremely rare copy of a work by fourth century Chinese calligraphy legend Wang Xizhi has been unearthed in Japan, the first such discovery in four decades, Tokyo National Museum said Tuesday.

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Chinese Calligraphy inspires the landmark ‘blossom-gate’ in the City of Xiangyiang

By Dave Gosine / 31/10/2012 /

The “blossom-gate “for Xiangyang City, The Sprouting design was inspired by the shape of a flower and by the traditional Chinese Calligraphy.

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Stroke of Luck ~ The Power of a Brush Stroke

By Casey Shannon / 30/10/2012 /

I experienced a massive left hemisphere brain-stem stroke four days after my 36th birthday. In an instant, I was paralyzed.

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Jerry Yang, CEO of Yahoo and Xu Bing, living master of Chinese Calligraphy

‘Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy,’ at the Asian Art Museum

By Dave Gosine / 11/10/2012 /

Up until now there has been little to help the Western public to understand Chinese calligraphy, beyond appreciating it as an abstract art form.

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Wizards of Ink: 王羲之 (Wang Xizhi, 303 – 361), Part IV

By Ponte Ryūrui / 18/06/2012 /

A total of 21 copies of Wang Xizhi works survived. All of them were created during the Tang dynasty by the order of Emperor Taizong of Tang

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Kanji: 上

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/06/2012 /

the character 上 originally meant “the higher part (or place)”, and it was represented by two horizontal lines. In later stages its meaning was broadened to

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Hairy Thugs

By Ponte Ryūrui / 29/05/2012 /

The Hairy Thugs gang was founded long ago, back in early 30’s. As you can see in the historical photo, the captured brothers Hai Sum Bai and Lo Sum Bai

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Kanji: 小

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/05/2012 /

Xiao Xu Ben a revision of Shuowen Jiezi written by the Late Han dynasty scholar Xu Kai, supports the above mentioned definition of 小, by further explanation

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Kanji: 出

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/04/2012 /

The shape of the character 出 symbolises a step forward executed with vigour; each step starts from placing the heel on the ground. A strongly placed foot

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Skyrim in Calligraphy – The Legend of The Dragonborn in Ink and Paper.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 17/04/2012 /

While playing, I realised how closely Skyrim is related to calligraphy. It is a world of its own defined by Yin (陰, yīn) and Yang (陽, yang). The way in which

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