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Chinese Jade ornament with flower design, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234 AD), Shanghai Museum.

Chinese art (Chinese: 中國藝術/中国艺术) has varied throughout its ancient history, divided into periods by the ruling dynasties of China and changing technology. Different forms of art have been influenced by great philosophers, teachers, religious figures and even political leaders. Chinese art encompasses fine arts, folk arts and performance arts. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 660 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jade ornament of flowers with grape design, Jin Dynasty, By Mountain File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 660 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jade ornament of flowers with grape design, Jin Dynasty, By Mountain File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... A selection of antique, hand-crafted Chinese jade (jadeite) buttons Unworked Jade Jade is used as an ornamental stone, the term jade is applied to two different rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals. ... The JÄ«n Dynasty (Jurchen: Anchu; Chinese: 金朝; Pinyin: ; 1115-1234), also known as the Jurchen dynasty, was founded by the Wanyan (完顏 Wányán) clan of the Jurchen, the ancestors of the Manchus who established the Qing Dynasty some 500 years later. ... Events Clairvaux Abbey is founded by St. ... This article is about the year 1234. ... Shanghai Museum The Shanghai Museum (Chinese:上海博物館) is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the Peoples Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... The History of China is told in traditional historical records that refer as far back as the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors about 5,000 years ago, supplemented by archaeological records dating to the 16th century BC. China is one of the worlds oldest continuous civilizations. ... The following is a table of the Dynasties in Chinese history. ... Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... Island of Salvation Botanica, Piety Street, Bywater neighborhood, New Orleans Folk art describes a wide range of objects that reflect the craft traditions and traditional social values of various social groups. ... This article is about Performance art. ...

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History

A statue of a Bodhisattva from the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD).
Green Hills and White Clouds, by Gao Kogong, 1270-1310 AD.
Chinese variety art, also known in the west as "Chinese circus"

Early forms of art in China were made from pottery and jade in the Neolithic period, to which was added bronze in the Shang Dynasty. The Shang are most remembered for their bronze casting, noted for its clarity of detail. Early Chinese music and poetry was influenced by the Book of Songs, Confucius and the Chinese poet and statesman Qu Yuan. Early Chinese music was based on percussion instruments, which later gave away to string and reed instruments. Chinese furniture began its development around 1500 AD, generally made of softwood or bamboo. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lands Bhutan â€¢ China â€¢ Korea Japan â€¢ Tibet â€¢ Vietnam Taiwan â€¢ Mongolia Doctrine Bodhisattva â€¢ Bodhicitta Karuna â€¢ Prajna Sunyata â€¢ Buddha Nature Trikaya â€¢ Eternal Buddha Scriptures Prajnaparamita Sutra Avatamsaka Sutra Lotus Sutra Nirvana Sutra VimalakÄ«rti Sutra Lankavatara Sutra History 4th Buddhist Council Silk Road â€¢ Nagarjuna Asanga â€¢ Vasubandhu Bodhidharma      A statue of a Bodhisattva, Akasagarbha. ... Northern Song in 1111 AD Capital Bianjing (汴京) (960–1127) Linan (臨安) (1127–1276) Language(s) Chinese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy Emperor  - 960–976 Emperor Taizu  - 1126–1127 Emperor Qinzong  - 1127–1162 Emperor Gaozong  - 1278–1279 Emperor Bing History  - Zhao Kuangyin taking over the throne of the Later Zhou... Events Edgar the Peaceable crowned King of England. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 578 pixelsFull resolution (2024 × 1463 pixel, file size: 289 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 578 pixelsFull resolution (2024 × 1463 pixel, file size: 289 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Variety arts in China, including tightrope walking, acrobatics, animal acts, and sleight of hand date back at least as far as the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) and were very popular in the imperial court. ... Chinese art is art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists or performers. ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... A selection of antique, hand-crafted Chinese jade (jadeite) buttons Unworked Jade Jade is used as an ornamental stone, the term jade is applied to two different rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals. ... Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang period have been found in the Yellow River Valley. ... ShÄ« JÄ«ng (Chinese: 詩經), translated variously as the Classic of Poetry, the Book of Songs or the Book of Odes, is the first major collection of Chinese poems. ... Confucius (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kung-fu-tzu), lit. ... Qu Yuan (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (ca. ... Music of China appears to date back to the dawn of Chinese civilization, and documents and artifacts provide evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC _ 256 BC). ... // China has one of the longest standing major civilizations in the world today. ...


In early imperial China, porcelain was introduced and was refined to the point that in English the word china has become synonymous with high-quality porcelain. Around the 1st century AD, Buddhism arrived in China, though it did not become popular until the 4th century. At this point, Chinese Buddhist art began to flourish, a process which continued through the 8th century. It was during the period of Imperial China that calligraphy and painting became highly appreciated arts in court circles, with a great deal of work done on silk until well after the invention of paper. This article is concerned with the porcelain wares of China, from early times until the present day. ... A statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Gompa, India. ... Contemporary Western Calligraphy. ...


Buddhist architecture and sculpture thrived in the Sui and Tang dynasty. Of which, the Tang Dynasty was particularly open to foreign influence. Buddhist sculpture returned to a classical form, inspired by Indian art of the Gupta period. Toward the late Tang dynasty, all foreign religions were outlawed to support Taoism. The Sui Dynasty of China amongst the Asian, African, and European spheres of the world, 600 AD. The Sui Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; 581-618 AD[1]) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... A miniature, Kishengarh, Jaipur, Rajasthan Indian cave art at Bhimbetka The vast scope of the art of India intertwines with the cultural history, religions and philosophies which place art production and patronage in social and cultural contexts. ... Silver coin of the Gupta King Kumara Gupta I (414-455). ... Taoism (or Daoism) is the English name referring to a variety of related Chinese philosophical traditions and concepts. ...


In the Song Dynasty, poetry was marked by a lyric poetry known as Ci (詞) which expressed feelings of desire, often in an adopted persona. Also in the Song dynasty, paintings of more subtle expression of landscapes appeared, with blurred outlines and mountain contours which conveyed distance through an impressionistic treatment of natural phenomena. It was during this period that in painting, emphasis was placed on spiritual rather than emotional elements, as in the previous period. Kunqu, the oldest extant form of Chinese opera developed during the Song Dynasty in Kunshan, near present-day Shanghai. In the Yuan dynasty, painting by the Chinese painter Zhao Mengfu (趙孟頫) greatly influenced later Chinese landscape painting, and the Yuan dynasty opera became a variant of Chinese opera which continues today as Cantonese opera. Northern Song in 1111 AD Capital Bianjing (汴京) (960–1127) Linan (臨安) (1127–1276) Language(s) Chinese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy Emperor  - 960–976 Emperor Taizu  - 1126–1127 Emperor Qinzong  - 1127–1162 Emperor Gaozong  - 1278–1279 Emperor Bing History  - Zhao Kuangyin taking over the throne of the Later Zhou... Ci poetry (è©ž, interchangeable with è¾­ pinyin cí) is a kind of lyric Chinese poetry. ... A Kunqu performers portrayal of Hu Sanniang Kunqu (崑曲; pinyin: KÅ«nqÇ”; Wade-Giles: kun-chü), also known as Kunju, Kun opera or Kunqu Opera, is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. ... Kunshan ( 昆山; pinyin: KÅ«nshān; Wade-Giles: Kun-shan) is a county-level city in Jiangsu, China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Capital Dadu Language(s) Mongolian Chinese Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1260-1294 Kublai Khan  - 1333-1370 (Cont. ... Categories: Artist stubs | Calligraphers | Chinese painters ... Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern Chinas Cantonese culture. ...


Late imperial China was marked by two specific dynasties: Ming and Qing. Of Ming Dynasty poetry, Gao Qi was acknowledged as the greatest poet of the era. Artwork in the Ming dynasty perfected color painting and color printing, with a wider color range and busier compositions than Song paintings. In the Qing dynasty, Beijing opera was introduced; it is considered the one of the best-known forms of Chinese opera. Qing poetry was marked by a poet named Yuan Mei whose poetry has been described as having "unusually clear and elegant language" and who stressed the importance of personal feeling and technical perfection. Under efforts of masters from the Shanghai School during the late Qing Dynasty, traditional Chinese art reached another climax and continued to the present in forms of the "Chinese painting" (guohua, 國畫). The Shanghai School challenged and broke the literati tradition of Chinese art, while also paying technical homage to the ancient masters and improving on existing traditional techniques. For other uses, see Ming. ... Gao Qi (1336-1374)is generally acknowledged as the greatest poet of the Ming dynasty in China. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Qing China at its greatest extent. ... Yuan Mei (袁枚, 1716 - 1797) was a well-known poet, scholar and artist of the Qing Dynasty. ... Wall scroll painted by Ma Lin in 1246. ...


New forms of Chinese art was heavily influenced by the New Culture Movement, which adopted Western techniques, introduced oil painting and employed socialist realism. The Cultural Revolution would shape Chinese art in the 20th century like no other event in history with the Four Olds destruction campaign. Contemporary Chinese artists continue to produce a wide range of experimental works, multimedia installations, and performance "happenings" which have become very popular in the international art market. Students in Beijing rallied during the May Fourth Movement. ... Roses for Stalin, Boris Vladimirski, 1949 For other meanings of the term realism, see realism (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Peoples Republic of China. ... Chinese art from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), an example of art that had survived the Four Olds destruction The Four Olds or the Four Old Things (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) were Old Custom, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. ...


Types

A Thousand Peaks and Myriad Ravines by Wang Hui, 1693.
Traditional style Chinese concert performance in China
Emperor Xuanzong's Journey to Sichuan, a Ming Dynasty painting after Qiu Ying (1494-1552).
Art type Main art Major category Start era
Chinese folk art Papercutting Chinese paper cutting Eastern Han Dynasty
Chinese paper folding Eastern Han Dynasty
Puppetry Glove puppetry -
Chinese shadow theatre Han Dynasty
Handicraft Chinese knot Tang Dynasty
Literature Chinese literature Chinese classic texts Spring and Autumn Period
Chinese poetry Spring and Autumn Period
Chinese historiography Spring and Autumn Period
Chinese dictionary Zhou Dynasty
Visual art
Pottery Chinese ceramics Palaeolithic
Chinese painting Ming Dynasty painting Ming Dynasty
Tang Dynasty painting Tang Dynasty
Ink and wash painting Tang Dynasty
Shan Shui painting Song Dynasty
East Asian calligraphy Oracle bone script Shang Dynasty
Cursive script Han Dynasty
Comics Lianhuanhua 1880s
Manhua 1880s, termed in 1920s
Film Cinema of China 1890s
Chinese animation 1920s
Chinese music
Traditional Instrumental Zhou Dynasty
Yayue Western Zhou Dynasty
Modern National music 1910s
C-pop 1920s
Chinese rock 1980s
Performance art Variety art Chinese variety art Han Dynasty
Chinese opera Beijing opera -
Kunqu -
Cantonese opera -
Theatre Xiangsheng Ming Dynasty
Shuochang narrative Quyi Dynastic times, termed in 1940s
Dances Dragon Dance -
Lion Dance -
Architecture Landscape architecture Chinese architecture -
Gardening Chinese Garden Scholar's Garden Zhou Dynasty
Bonsai Penjing -

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Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Traditional Chinese musical instruments comprise a wide range of string, wind, and percussion instruments. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... Spring morning in the Han Palace, by Qiu Ying Qiu Ying (仇英; Wade-Giles Chiu Ying) (1494 - 1552) was a Chinese painter who specialized in the gongbi brush technique. ... 1494 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Folk arts have a long history in China. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Paper cut Window Flower during Chinese New Year Chinese Paper Cutting (Chinese: 剪纸, jiÇŽn zhǐ) is the first type of papercutting design, since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. ... The Han Dynasty (Traditional Chinese characters: 漢朝, Simplified Chinese characters: 汉朝, pinyin Hàncháo 202 BC - AD 220) followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China. ... Paper folding is an art known, in some form, in most societies that use paper. ... A puppeteer is a person who manipulates a puppet or marionette, either by the use of strings, wires or their hands, for a stage production or film. ... Sun Wukong puppet in pò·-tÄ“-hì. Glove puppetry (POJ: pò·-tÄ“-hì; Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as budai muouxi, shoucao kuileixi, shoudai kuileixi, chang-chung hsi (pinyin: zhÇŽngzhōngxì), xiaolong, or zhihuaxi is a type of local opera using cloth puppets that originated during the 17th century... Chinese Shadow Theatre figures Shadow play (Chinese: 皮影戏, pi ying xi) is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. ... Han Dynasty in 87 BC Capital Changan (202 BC–9 AD) Luoyang (25 AD–190 AD) Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy History  - Establishment 206 BC  - Battle of Gaixia; Han rule of China begins 202 BC  - Interruption of Han rule 9 - 24  - Abdication to Cao Wei 220... A handicraft shop in Delhi-India, other opction is Apus-Inka. ... The Chinese knot or Chinese traditional decorative knot is a kind of characteristic folk decoration of handicraft arts. ... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... For other uses, see Literature (disambiguation). ... Chinese literature spans back thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the matured fictional novel arising in the medieval period to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. ... Chinese classic texts or Chinese canonical texts are the classical literature in Chinese culture that are considered to be the best or the most valuable. ... The Spring and Autumn Period (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) was a period in Chinese history, which roughly corresponds to the first half of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (from the second half of the 8th century BC to the first half of the 5th century). ... Quatrain on Heavenly Mountain by Emperor Gaozong Hand-painted Chinese New Years duilian (對聯 couplet), a by-product of Chinese poetry, pasted on the sides of doors leading to peoples homes, at Lijiang City, Yunnan Poetry is the most highly regarded literary genre in ancient China. ... The Spring and Autumn Period (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) was a period in Chinese history, which roughly corresponds to the first half of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (from the second half of the 8th century BC to the first half of the 5th century). ... Chinese historiography refers to the study of methods and assumptions made in studying Chinese history. ... The Spring and Autumn Period (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) was a period in Chinese history, which roughly corresponds to the first half of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (from the second half of the 8th century BC to the first half of the 5th century). ... Chinese dictionaries date back over two millennia to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, which is a significantly longer lexicographical history than any other language. ... This article is about the ancient Chinese dynasty. ... Many times, the term art is used to refer to the visual arts. ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... Chrysanthemum styled porcelain vase with three colors from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) at the National Museum of China Chinese ceramics is a form of fine art developed since the dynastic periods. ... This is an alphabetical list of Palaeolithic sites or cultures in China: Bailiangdong Baojiyan Bose Chaoxian Damaidi Dingcun Dingri Donggutuo Fulin Huanxian Huohuoxili Hutouliang Jianping Lunan Malan Maomaodong Nihewan Shibazhan Shilongtou Shuicheng Tongliang Tongzi Wanggongling Xiacaowan Xiaochangliang Xibajianfang Yuanmou Yunxi Yunxian Zhaocun Zhoukoudian List of Neolithic cultures of China List... Wall scroll painted by Ma Lin in 1246. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... Spring Outing of the Tang Court, by Zhang Xuan (713-755 AD) During the Tang Dynasty, along with the Chinese civilization reached its peak, the Chinese painting developed dramatically, both in topic and technique. ... Ink and wash painting, also known as wash painting or (by its Japanese name) sumi-e, is an East Asian school of brush painting. ... Shan shui (山水, translates as mountain-water), refers to a style of Chinese art , involving the drawing of scenery or natural landscapes with brush and ink. ... Northern Song in 1111 AD Capital Bianjing (汴京) (960–1127) Linan (臨安) (1127–1276) Language(s) Chinese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy Emperor  - 960–976 Emperor Taizu  - 1126–1127 Emperor Qinzong  - 1127–1162 Emperor Gaozong  - 1278–1279 Emperor Bing History  - Zhao Kuangyin taking over the throne of the Later Zhou... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: The art of calligraphy is widely practiced and revered in the East Asian civilizations that use Chinese characters. ... Oracle bone script (Chinese: 甲骨文; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally shell bone writing) refers to incised (or, rarely, brush-written) ancient Chinese characters found on oracle bones, which are animal bones or turtle shells used in divination in ancient China. ... Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang period have been found in the Yellow River Valley. ... Chinese characters of Cursive Script in regular script (left) and cursive script (right). ... Comics (or, less commonly, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Manhua (Traditional Chinese: 漫畫; Simplified Chinese: 漫画; Pinyin: ) is a general term for comics produced in China, often including Chinese translations of Japanese manga. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The history of Chinese language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. ... This page is about the development of animation and comic industry in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ... The music of China dates back to the dawn of Chinese civilization with documents and artifacts providing evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC). ... Traditional Chinese musical instruments comprise a wide range of string, wind, and percussion instruments. ... This article is about the ancient Chinese dynasty. ... Yayue (雅樂; literally elegant music) is a form of Chinese classical music that was performed at imperial courts until at least the 12th century. ... Alternative meaning: Zhou Dynasty (690 CE - 705 CE) The Zhou Dynasty (周朝; Wade-Giles: Chou Dynasty) (late 10th century BC to late 9th century BC - 256 BC) followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China. ... Guoyue (国乐; literally national music) is a modernized form of Chinese traditional music written or adapted for some form of grand presentation, usually through an orchestra. ... C-pop is an abbreviation for Chinese pop. ... Chinese Rock (中国摇滚, pinyin: Zhōngguó yáogÇ”n; also 中国摇滚音乐, Zhōngguó yáogÇ”n yÄ«nyuè, lit. ... This article is about Performance art. ... Variety arts in China, including tightrope walking, acrobatics, animal acts, and sleight of hand date back at least as far as the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) and were very popular in the imperial court. ... Emperor Xuan-Zong of Tang (left) and his Consort Yang Yuhuan (right) portrayed in a Chinese Opera 19th century Chinese opera Chinese opera costumes Some athletic jump Chinese opera is a popular form of drama in China. ... A female Beijing opera performer with traditional costume and makeup A male Beijing opera performer Beijing opera or Peking opera (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. ... A Kunqu performers portrayal of Hu Sanniang Kunqu (崑曲; pinyin: KÅ«nqÇ”; Wade-Giles: kun-chü), also known as Kunju, Kun opera or Kunqu Opera, is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. ... Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern Chinas Cantonese culture. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Xiangsheng (Traditional Chinese: 相聲; Simplified Chinese: 相声; pinyin: ), sometimes translated as crosstalk, is a traditional Chinese comedic performance in the form of a monologue or a dialogue. ... Shuochang (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally spoken song) is a form of traditional Chinese storytelling (or, more properly, story-singing), with many regional subgenres. ... A Quyi performance troupe in Taipei Quyi (Chinese: 曲藝, Kuk Ngai) is a performance art consisted of narrative storytelling using staged monologues and dialogues. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Head of dragon dance costume Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne (Australia), performing at Chinese New Year - demonstrating a basic corkscrew trick Double dragon dance at Chongqing, China, September 28, 2002, during a weeklong celebration of modern Chinas National Day (October 1st) Dragon dance (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is... Japanese name Kanji: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quoc Ngu: Lion dance (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic a lions movements in a lion costume. ... This article is about building architecture. ... Central Park, like all parks, is an example of landscape architecture. ... The Liuhe Pagoda of Hangzhou, China, built in 1165 AD. Chinese architecture refers to a style of architecture that has taken shape in Asia over the centuries. ... A gardener Gardening is the practice of growing flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. ... The Humble Administrators Garden West Lake : Yue Fei Memorial Hall The Chinese (Scholars) Garden is a place for solitary or social contemplation of nature. ... The Humble Administrators Garden (Zhuo Zheng Yuan) is one of four great Chinese gardens, located in Suzhou. ... Maple Bonsai in Heidelberg, Germany Bonsai displayed at a garden show in Tatton Park in Cheshire, England Bonsai   (Japanese: , literally potted plant) is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees by growing them in containers. ... Penjing in the US National Bonsai and Penjing Museum Penjing (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally tray scenery), also known as tray landscape, potted scenery, potted landscape, and miniature trees and rockery is the ancient Chinese art of growing trees and plants, kept small by skilled pruning and formed to create an aesthetic...

See also

For contemporary culture after 1949, see Culture of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The culture of Hong Kong can best be described as a foundation that began with China, and then leaned West for much of the 20th century under constructive British colonialism. ... The Longmen Grottoes (ch. ... Chinese art from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), an example of art that had survived the Four Olds destruction The Four Olds or the Four Old Things (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) were Old Custom, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. ... Eastern art history, devoted to the arts of the Far East includes a vast range of influences from various cultures and religions. ...

References

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Art of China
  • Lee Yuan-Yuan and Shen, Sinyan. Chinese Musical Instruments (Chinese Music Monograph Series). 1999. Chinese Music Society of North America Press. ISBN 1-880464039
  • Shen, Sinyan. China: A Journey into Its Musical Art (Chinese Music Monograph Series). 2001. Chinese Music Society of North America Press. ISBN 1-880464071
  • Shen, Sinyan. Chinese Music in the 20th Century (Chinese Music Monograph Series). 2001. Chinese Music Society of North America Press. ISBN 1-880464047

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Further reading

  • Watson, W., poop The Arts of China to AD 1900 (Yale University Press, 1995).

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Lakes in China include: Dagze Co Lake Dian Dongting Lake Erhai Lake Gaoyou Lake Hongze Lake Lugu Lake Luoma Lake Lake Poyang Qiandao Lake Qinghai Hu (Koko Nor) Taihu Lake Tianchi West Lake Yangcheng Lake Lumajangdong See also: Lake Tianchi Monster http://www. ... This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in China. ... Chinese Mountain Cat Wildlife of China includes its flora and fauna and their natural habitats. ... In the Peoples Republic of China, National Scenic and Historic Interest Area is the exact equivalent of the National Park, as specified by the Ministry of Construction in 1994. ... List of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The China Sea can refer to the: South China Sea, or East China Sea This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Provinces (Simplified Chinese: 省, Traditional Chinese: 省, Hanyu Pinyin romanization: shÄ›ng) Autonomous regions (Simplified Chinese: 自治区, Traditional Chinese: 自治區, Hanyu Pinyin romanization: Zìzhìqū) Municipalities (Simplified Chinese: 直辖市, Traditional Chinese: 直轄市, Hanyu Pinyin romanization: Zhíxiáshì) Special Administrative Regions (Simplified Chinese: 特别行政区, Traditional Chinese: 特別行政區, Hanyu Pinyin romanization: Tèbié xíngzhèngqū) ... A province, in the context of China, is a translation of Sheng (Chinese: 省 ShÄ›ng), which is an administrative division of China. ... According to administrative divisions of the Peoples Republic of China, there are three level of cities, namely municipalities, prefecture-level cities, and county-level cities. ... The North China Plain (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also called the Central Plain(s) (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is based on the deposits of the Huang He (Yellow River) and is the largest alluvial plain of eastern Asia. ... Zhongyuan redirects here. ... China, with its large territory, spans across the longitude of five time zones. ... // Introduction China is one of the most victimized countries in the world by natural disasters. ... East China Charter Township is a charter township located in St. ... Approximate extent Northeast China (Simplified Chinese: 东北; Traditional Chinese: 東北; pinyin: Dōngběi; literally east-north), historically known as Manchuria, is the name of a region (ca. ... Northern Peoples Republic of China region. ... Western China refers to the western part of China. ... Northwestern China Northwestern China (西北, XÄ«bÄ›i) includes the autonomous regions of Xinjiang and Ningxia and the provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu, and Qinghai. ... The southwestern Peoples Republic of China region. ... The South Central region of the Peoples Republic of China South Central China (Chinese: 中南; pinyin: Zhōngnán) is a region of the Peoples Republic of China defined by governmental bureaus that includes the provinces of Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong and Hainan, and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. ... Demographics of China, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands. ... This article is about migration in the Peoples Republic of China. ... This article is about the Peoples Republic of China (Communist China). ... Sexuality in China has undergone revolutionary changes and this sexual revolution still continues today. ... Social issues in the Peoples Republic of China in the 21st century are varied. ... Chinese social relations are social relations typified by a reciprocal social network. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chinas Generation Y (Gen Y) is a generation of approximately 240 million people born between 1980 and 1990. ... When the Communist Party of China came to power in 1949, its leaders fundamental long-range goals were to transform China into a modern, powerful, socialist nation. ... Chinese Economic Reform (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) refers to the program of economic changes called Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the mainland of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) that were started in 1978 by pragmatists within the Communist Party of China (CPC) led by Deng Xiaoping and are ongoing... This article is about Communications in mainland China. ... Chinas financial system is highly regulated and relatively underdeveloped, but has recently begun to expand rapidly as monetary policy becomes integral to its overall economic policy. ... Special Economic Zones of the Peoples Republic of China are Special Economic Zones (SEZs) located in mainland China. ... Foreign aid to the Peoples Republic of China takes the form of both bilateral and multilateral official development assistance and official aid to individual recipients. ... Headline text Matthew David Walker ... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... The flag of the Peoples Republic of China, the Five-Starred Red Flag (五星红旗 in pinyin: wÇ” xÄ«ng hóng qí), was designed by Zeng Liansong, an economist and artist from Ruian (瑞安 ruì ān), Zhejiang. ... The National Emblem of the Peoples Republic of China (中华人民共和国国徽) contains a representation of Tiananmen Gate, the entrance gate of the Forbidden City from the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in a red circle. ... March of the Volunteers (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the national anthem of the Peoples Republic of China, written in the midst of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) by the noted poet and playwright Tian Han with music composed by Nie Er. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Government of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Elections in the Peoples Republic of China take two forms: elections for selected local government positions in selected rural villages, and elections by Communist Party peoples congresses for the national legislature: the National Peoples Congress (Quanguo Renmin Daibiao Dahui). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Flag of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) The Nationality Law of the Peoples Republic of China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó guójí fÇŽ) regulates citizenship in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... The civil service of the Peoples Republic of China consists of civil servants of all levels who run the day-to-day affairs in mainland China. ... The Chinese court system is based on civil law, modeled after the legal systems of Germany and France. ... Since the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China in 1949, the Military of the Peoples Republic of China has grown to include the active and reserve forces of the Peoples Liberation Army, the Peoples Liberation Army Navy, the Peoples Armed Police and the Militia... This article is a list of universities in the Peoples Republic of China by province (22), autonomous region (5), municipality (4), and special administrative region (2). ... This article is about the welfare system in the Peoples Republic of China. ... The foreign relations of the Peoples Republic of China draws upon traditions extending back to China in the Qing Dynasty and the Opium Wars, despite China having undergone many radical upheavals over the past two and a half centuries. ... Law enforcement in the the Peoples Republic of China are divided between the Peoples Armed Police Ministry of Public Security of China The security apparatus is made up of the Ministry of State Security and the Ministry of Public Security, the People’s Armed Police, the People’s... Terrorism in China is primarily committed by Muslim separatist militants in the Xinjiang Uyghur and Tibet autonomous regions. ... Science and technology in China is currently experiencing rapid growth. ... Water supply and sanitation in China is undergoing a massive transition while facing numerous challenges such as rapid urbanization, a widening gap between rich and poor as well as urban and rural areas, as well as water scarcity, contamination and pollution. ... The following are international rankings of the Peoples Republic of China. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The history of Chinese-language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. ... Chinese cuisine (Chinese: 中國菜) originated from different regions of China and has become widespread in many other parts of the world — from East Asia to North America, Australasia and Western Europe. ... Chinese literature spans back thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the matured fictional novel arising in the medieval period to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. ... The music of China dates back to the dawn of Chinese civilization with documents and artifacts providing evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC). ... Yin Yang symbol and Ba gua paved in a clearing outside of Nanning City, Guangxi province, China. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kung fu redirects here. ... Variety arts in China, including tightrope walking, acrobatics, animal acts, and sleight of hand date back at least as far as the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) and were very popular in the imperial court. ... A pot of Chinese tea This article does not cite any references or sources. ... National Day in 2004, Beihai Park. ... The History of China is told in traditional historical records that refer as far back as the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors about 5,000 years ago, supplemented by archaeological records dating to the 16th century BC. China is one of the worlds oldest continuous civilizations. ... The following is a timeline of the history of China. ... The History of China is told in traditional historical records that refer as far back as the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors about 5,000 years ago, supplemented by archaeological records dating to the 16th century BC. China is one of the worlds oldest continuous civilizations. ... ‹ The template below (History of China - BC) is being considered for deletion. ... Main articles: History of China and History of the Peoples Republic of China The history of the Peoples Republic of China is often divided distinctly by historians into the Mao era and the post-Mao era. The Mao era lasted from the founding of the Peoples Republic... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // After the June 4th Incident, a large number of overseas Chinese students were granted political refuge almost unconditionally by foreign governments. ... // In November 2002 Jiang Zemin stepped down from the powerful Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China to make way for a younger fourth generation of leadership led by Hu Jintao. ... The sub-pages of this article aim to list articles on Wikipedia that are related to China, including Hong Kong and Macau. ...


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