Chinese Architecture in Southeast Asia: Teochew Architecture
Teochew architecture bears numerous characteristics that sets it apart from the architectural styles of other regions in China. It is relatively inward-looking, with the front elevation usually devoid of windows, and it is typical to have only door openings.
The Circulation of Chinese Ink Painting Art in East Asian Communities
Ink Painting Art, which is originated from Chinese traditional painting, becomes one of the symbolic Chinese art forms owing to its unique worldview towards art and extensive cultural upbringing.
Reconsider Truth and Beauty (2)
Indeed, a rosy blossom or a piece of greenish foliage makes people feel beautiful. It consists of many elements, like the color of the rosy blossom, the texture of petals, the shade of rays, and even the swaying in a storm.
Silky Silk (Part 2): The Enchanting Charisma of Silk
Silk, the epitome of luxury textile, is spun by silkworms to create their intricate cocoons. Its exquisite quality lies in the smoothness of the fibers and the delicate, lustrous appearance it imparts. As a natural fiber, silk is unparalleled in its beauty and elegance.
Silky Silk (Part 1): Silk Belonging to the Chinese
During my studies, I once learned in Chinese history class about the Chanyuan Treaty (澶淵之盟) which was signed during the reign of Emperor Zhenzong of Song Dynasty (宋真宗 趙恆, 968-1022).
Foreshadowing of Costume in Dream of the Red Chamber (Part 2)
Lin Daiyu is described as a pure, beautiful celestial-like figure, akin to a heavenly fairy...
Foreshadowing of Costume in Dream of the Red Chamber (Part 1)
Dream of the Red Chamber was crafted during the Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong reigns......
Reconsider Truth and Beauty (Part 1)
As an artist, maybe I shouldn’t consider so many philosophical and aesthetic issues...
The Wisdom of the Chinese - Multi-healds Pattern Loom in Han Dynasty(Part II)
Wavers only need four steps to operate the pattern loom...
Chinese Architecture in Southeast Asia: Hokkien Architecture 福建建築
In Southeast Asia, the association of Chinese architecture with the colour red was primarily due to the region's prevalence of Hokkien religious architecture.
The Wisdom of the Chinese - Multi-healds Pattern Loom in Han Dynasty(Part I)
China has been known as the kingdom of silk since ancient times. Silk has won the recognition of the world for its excellent quality.
The Charm of Chinese Women - Qipao
In the 1920s, due to the influence of social, cultural, and political factors, Chinese women gradually fell in love with Qipao evolved from the Manchu.
Chinese Architecture in Southeast Asia: Cantonese Architecture
Cantonese architecture, also known as Lǐngnán architecture (嶺南建築), is visually distinct from other architectural typologies of the Southern Chinese coastal regions.
The past and present of Hong Kong Cantonese Opera
The history of Cantonese opera is very long and complicated. This paper humbly uses “past and present” as the main theme, to briefly describe the historical development and the current status of Cantonese opera.
Tang Dynasty Fashion and Clothing (part 3)
During the early and the heyday of the Tang Dynasty, women's clothing was mainly under the influence of the Western Regions, embodying long skirts with narrow clothes and small sleeves, high waist and low-cut, and straight flaring skirts.
Tang Dynasty Fashion and Clothing (part 2)
Mr. Shen Congwen’s (沈從文)book "Flowers, Flowers, Altars, Pots, and Pots(花花朵朵罈罈罐罐)" mentions that in the murals unearthed from the middle and modern times
Tang Dynasty Fashion and Clothing (part 1)
"Her gorgeous clothes are like flowing clouds, and her beautiful appearance is like a blooming flower. The spring breeze blows over the railing, and the dewdrops moisten the flowers and make them more colorful.
Navigating Nanyin in the Nanyang
Nanyin (南音) music, translated as “music from the south”, is a form of ancient Chinese music that traces its historical origins back to the Han Dynasty (206BC – 220AD).1 Played on a range of musical instruments – pipa, dongxiao, erxian, sanxian – a band of performers come together to produce the artform.
Macao Natural Landscape and Architecture
Macao is well known for its booming casino industry, but its architectures with both Chinese and Western styles...
The past and present of Peking Opera
Peking Opera, also known as "Jingxi"（京戲）, "Ping Opera"（平劇）, "National Drama"（國劇）, is a traditional Chinese drama and has a history of more than 200 years....
Sacrifice and Drama in China
Chinese traditional sacrifice and drama, one is art and the other is religion. From the current perspective, the two seem to be unrelated
Chinese Art Crafts
Traditional Chinese art crafts have gone through a long period of evolution, which reflects not only the historical, dynastical, economic and societal changes of ancient China