Calligraphy is an art dating back to the earliest day of history, and widely practiced throughout China to this day.

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Gallery Home : China Topic : Chinese Calligraphy
Recorded history of the human race commenced the day that writing was invented. The written word can take many forms and in China the development of calligraphy not only became a written language but an impressive art form. Our collection of photographs will introduce you to this fascinating cultural treasure. The illustrations are taken from monuments, statues and buildings. Even though you may not be able to read the inscriptions you are sure to appreciate the color, style and presentation of the artists who created them. We hope this will encourage you to find out more about our ancient way of presenting facts, poetry and ideas.
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The Chinese brush is a much more refined tool than its Western counterpart.
The Chinese brush is a much more refined tool than its Western counterpart.

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Landscape Inkstone, Shexian County
Landscape Inkstone, Shexian County

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's outstanding calligraphy, Nanjing
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's outstanding calligraphy, Nanjing

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Stele epigraph, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
Stele epigraph, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

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Inscription of Emperor Qianlong, Beihai Park
Inscription of Emperor Qianlong, Beihai Park

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Emperor's seal script
Emperor's seal script

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Exotic language inscription, Great Wall
Exotic language inscription, Great Wall

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Vigorous regular script, Juyongguan Pass
Vigorous regular script, Juyongguan Pass

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Rim of the sea, Sanya
Rim of the sea, Sanya

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Guiyuan Buddhist Temple, Wuhan
Guiyuan Buddhist Temple, Wuhan

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Beautiful calligraphy
Beautiful calligraphy

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Bold yet fluid
Bold yet fluid

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Standard or regular script
Standard or regular script

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Semi-cursive script
Semi-cursive script

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Clerical style chancery script on bamboo tablet, Jingzhou Museum
Clerical style chancery script on bamboo tablet, Jingzhou Museum

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