Monday, October 14, 2019

The Art of Tea

Want some tea? Tea undoubtedly holds an irreplaceable appeal in Chinese and Asian culture since ancient times. Tea ceremony, literally translated as the 'Art of Tea' in Chinese, is often performed to inspire spontaneous poetry and art in China. The great Tang dynasty...
Cormorant fishing anyone? The iconic fisherman scene with resting cormorants on a bamboo raft is often closely associated with the Li River. The Li River is a famous river in Guangxi, located in south central China. It flows 83 kilometres...
Combining practicality, craftsmanship and artistry to achieve its extraordinary fame, the silk fan is a popular traditional Chinese art form with a long history and broad appeal, its fan base ranges from Chinese emperors, the literati to commoners. The art of...
Hidden in a bustling city, a miniature landscape has been created to mirror the harmony between man and nature. Inspired by classic paintings and architectural designs, a series of carefully composed scenes unfold like a Chinese landscape scroll painting. The...
Mount Lu or Lushan is situated in the northern part of Jiangxi province in Central China, and is one of the most renowned mountains in the country. The oval-shaped mountains are about 25 km long and 10 km wide....
This is a series of meticulous style paintings on silk depicting significant social life events of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing dynasty. In August of the third year of his reign (1725), after the renovation of Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer...
This set of 12 meticulous-style paintings was commissioned by Emperor Yongzheng (1678-1735) when he was still the crown prince.  They are important depictions of the lifestyles of the Qing Court. Originally posted on the screens of the "Deep Willow Reading...
Ding Fuzhi (1879-1949) was the founder of the famous Xiling Seal Art Society, along with Wu Changshuo. Ding Fuzhi started to teach himself how to paint at a rather late age of 46. His favorite subjects included pine trees, plum...
The Chengde Royal Summer Resort is located in Chengde City, Hebei Province, about 200km northeast of Beijing. It was once the Summer residence of the Emperors of the Qing Dynasty in China. The Summer resort covers an area of...
The Moon Gate, also known as Yuedongmen or Yuemen, is an arc-shaped entrance in the courtyard of classical Chinese gardens. In addition to the separation and transition between courtyards, it can also be used in interior spaces. Because of its...

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