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Chinese Calligraphy

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  1. 中国书法 Chinese Calligraphy Chinese Calligraphy 中国书法

  2. Why Is Calligraphy Important • One of the four skills critical to traditional Chinese literati: playing a stringed musical instrument (Qin), a strategic board game (Qi), calligraphy (shu), and painting (hua); • Works of Calligraphy: words or lines of good wishes, encouragement or mottoes; • Offered as gifts for home decorations

  3. Pictographs • Chinese characters were originally pictographs of people, animals or other things, but over the centuries their shape has changed in various complex ways and they no longer resemble the things they represent. • Many characters have been combined with others to create new ones. 日 月 明 • There are also many styles of writings. 龍

  4. 宿建德江孟浩然 移舟泊烟渚, 日暮客愁新。 野旷天低树, 江清月近人。