Seal-cutting

Seal-cutting is traditionally listed along with painting, calligraphy and poem making 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 signature on a work of calligraphy or painting but an indispensable touch to liven it…

The China Decor of DeSiena International Photography Awards

1 Fishing boat on surface of lake, Lishui, Zhejiang 2 Sun rise at the Great Wall, Beijing 3 The fish-men and their cormorant at the Li River, Guilin, Guangxi 4 Fishing man fighting the tide, Dianbai fishing village, Guangdong 5 Giant Wall Fall Xinde, Guangxi 6 Yang Shuo, Guangxi 7 Great Wall in Fall, Beijing…

Chinese Gardens 2

The components of the Chinese garden are the key parts to help and create the “nature”, the artificial mountain, water, coverings, partition, decoration and plants are very important to the soul of the garden. Mountain Scenery Mountains are the foremost feature in forming garden scenery. During the reign of Emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty…

Chinese Garden Landscaping 1

As early as the 6th century, Japan had already learned of Chinese garden landscaping. With Europeans first heard learning of the Chinese style through Marco Polo, who visited many Song dynasty garden in southern China during the Yuan dynasty. In the 17th century, Chinese garden landscaping was introduced to England, from where it then spread…

Red Ware

Yixing, Jiangsu Province, known in China as the “Pottery Metropolis”, produces a much-valued red ware or boccaro ware. Teapots of this category made there were appraised as the best in the Song Dynasty a thousand years ago. Yixing earthenware is generally marked by simplicity and exquisite craftsmanship; it is also appreciated for its practical utility.…