Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Prodigy Wang Zhu (Northern Song Dynasty) Encourage Learning You must study hard at an early age, Writings can help you live well in the world. All high officials under emperors, Are without exception scholars indeed. A country boy early in the morning, Can be high officials in...
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...
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...
Wood art in China is a timeless creative expression dating back to the Warring States (475–221 BC) and Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). In the masterful hand of a highly skillful wood sculptor, a fantastically realistic or abstract objet...
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...
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...
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...
Pen-Jing is an ancient Chinese art form dating back to as early as the Tang dynasty. Miniature trees and landscapes are artistically designed in order to capture the essence and spirit of nature. It is strongly influenced by Taoist principles...
Poem on Prince Teng's Pavilion by WANG Bo   The lofty Prince Teng's Pavilion overlooks the Gan River.   Jade pendants tinkle, and carriage bells jingle.   With the banquet over, and the guests leaving, the singing and dancing have stopped.   In the morn the rosy clouds from...

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...

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