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Chinese ceramics 7 Sep 2008 | 10:34 pm

Chinese ceramics is a form of fine art developed since the . China has always been richly endowed with the raw materials needed for making ceramics. The first types were made about 11,000 years ago, d...

Chinese embroidery 7 Sep 2008 | 10:34 pm

Chinese embroidery refers to embroidery created by any of the cultures located in the area that makes up modern China. It is some of the oldest extant needlework. The four major regional styles of Chi...

Ming Dynasty painting 7 Sep 2008 | 10:34 pm

During the Ming Dynasty, Chinese painting developed greatly from the achievements in painted art during the earlier Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty. The painting techniques which were invented and devel...

Tang Dynasty painting 7 Sep 2008 | 10:34 pm

During the Tang Dynasty, as Chinese civilization reached its peak, Chinese painting developed dramatically, both in subject matter and technique. During this period, Chinese painting developed to a ne...

Ink and wash painting 7 Sep 2008 | 10:34 pm

Ink and wash painting is an East Asian type of brush painting also known as wash painting or by its Japanese name ''sumi-e'' . Ink and wash painting is also known by its Chinese name ''shui-mo hua'' ....

Shan shui 7 Sep 2008 | 10:34 pm

Shan Shui refers to a style of Chinese painting that involves the painting of scenery or natural s with and ink. Mountains, rivers and often waterfalls are prominent in this art form. History Shan s...

Oracle bone script 7 Sep 2008 | 10:34 pm

Oracle bone script refers to incised ancient Chinese characters found on oracle bones, which are animal bones or turtle shells used in divination in Bronze Age China. The vast majority record the divi...

Cursive script 7 Sep 2008 | 10:33 pm

Cursive script simplified:草书, erroneously translated as Grass script, is a style of . The name Cǎoshū is actually an abbreviation for , meaning "sloppy script". Cursive script is faster to write than ...

Lianhuanhua 7 Sep 2008 | 10:33 pm

Lianhuanhua is a picture book of sequential drawings found in China in the early 20th Century. It is considered the predecessor of manhua. Terminology The name in Chinese essentially translates to "...

Manhua 7 Sep 2008 | 10:33 pm

Manhua are Chinese comics originally produced in China. Possibly due to their greater degree of artistic freedom of expression and closer international ties with Japan, Hong Kong and have been the pla...

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