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Chinese Calligraphy

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 1 Comment

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 / 2 Comments

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 / 1 Comment

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 / 1 Comment

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 / 5 Comments

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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