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Liulichang -- antiques street

BEIJING. Aug. 29 -- Liulichang is known throughout China and the world for its ancient books. calligraphy. paintings. rubbings. ink stones and ink. The street. which is only 750 meters long. is located south of Hepingmen (Peace) Gate withi...

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Seals

Seal-cutting is traditionally listed along with painting. calligraphy and poetry as one of the ``four arts`` expected of the accomplished scholar and a unique part of the Chinese cultural heritage. A seal stamp in red is not only the signa...

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Celadon Porcelains of Yue Kiln

The Yue Kiln acquired a great reputation due to its unique technique and exquisite design while the kiln flourished during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and the Five Dynasties period (907-960). Aristocrats in countries in Asia like Japan and...

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Maritime Trade of Porcelain

In ancient China. silk took a great place among the many goods exported through sea routes. That led to the name experts gave to the maritime trade the Maritime Silk Road. However. since the Tang Dynasty . the quantities of silk exports st...

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Jade

Jade has a history in China of at least four thousands years. Unknown to some. jade is found contained within the development of religion and civilization. having moved from the use of decoration on to the others such as the rites of worsh...

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The Origin and Evolution Of Chinese Writing

The origin of Chinese writing can be traced back to ancient China although we are not certain of the date of its invention. According to reliable reference books. Chinese writing has at least a history of four thousand years. It is generall...

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China and calligraphy and painting

China. and calligraphy and painting Painting Pottery and porcelain art has a lot in common with ancient Chinese painting in terms of artistic essence. characteristics. and expressive ways. The principles for good painting - heavy emphasis...

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White Pottery

White Pottery White pottery is a kind of pottery whose outside and inside are all white. The greenware is mostly made by hand. It uses porcelain clay or kaolinite. which contain less iron than figuline. and is fired at a temperature of abo...

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Black Pottery

Black Pottery In the last step of pottery making. water is usually added slowly from the top of the kiln in order to produce thick smoke while extinguishing the charcoal. When this is done. the black pottery comes out. Following the color-...

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Classic Work of Painted Pottery

Classic Work of Painted Pottery Most painted pottery in China was made some 3000 to 5000 years ago in the Yellow River Valley in Southwest Qinghai. Gansu and Shaanxi provinces and northern Henan Province. The classic one is Human Face and...

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