Calligraphy painting by C. C. Wang. Calligraphy is one of China’s earliest and most revered art forms, a symbol of culture, education, self-discipline, and erudition. The quality of one’s calligraphy was thought to provide insight into one’s moral character. Calligraphic writing on paintings, a means for imparting wisdom or advice, was often integral to the composition of the images. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

More than just handsome penmanship, calligraphy

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:31-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Calligraphy, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on Calligraphy (Shūfǎ 书法)|Shūfǎ 书法 (Calligraphy)

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