Chinese Calligraphy Abc Book

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  • 1. Calligraphy ABC By Madeline Poss Photos from www.flickr.com , under Creative Commons license
  • 2. is for Art Chinese calligraphy is the way Chinese words are written, but it is so beautiful that it is art.
  • 3. is for Bamboo Chinese pandas eat bamboo.
  • 4. is for Character A character is what the calligraphy symbols are called.
  • 5. is for Decoration The temples and homes are decorated with calligraphy.
  • 6. is for Egg This is the Chinese character for egg.
  • 7. is for five Over time, five main calligraphy types developed, including: -Zhuan Shu -Li Shu -Kai Shu -Xing Shu -Cao Shu
  • 8. is for Goat The Chinese eat goat meat and drink their milk.
  • 9. is for Horse Horses are an important part of Chinese culture, especially in the Tang Dynasty.
  • 10. is for Ink Special ink is used in calligraphy.
  • 11. is for Jade Jade is ground up to make green colored ink for calligraphy.
  • 12. is for Kai Shu Kai Shu is a style of calligraphy.
  • 13. is for Lotus The lotus flower is a favorite of Chinese gardeners.
  • 14. is for Mandarin Mandarin is the most common form of Chinese spoken.
  • 15. is for Name Calligraphers sign their name with a special symbol called a chop.
  • 16. is for Olympics The Summer Olympics are being held in China this year.
  • 17. is for Pearl Powder Pearl powder is ground up to make colored ink for calligraphy.
  • 18. is for Queen A queen in China is called an Empress.
  • 19. is for Red Red is a popular color for calligraphy ink.
  • 20. is for Stroke You use brush strokes to create a character.
  • 21. is for Tool The tools used in calligraphy include ink and a soft brush made of wolf hair.
  • 22. is for Unicorn Unicorns are popular in Chinese myths.
  • 23. is for Vase There are many beautiful Chinese vases.
  • 24. is for Writing Calligraphy is the way that Chinese write their language.
  • 25. is for Xing Shu Xing Shu is one of the 5 main styles of Chinese calligraphy.
  • 26. is for Yellow Jade can sometimes be yellow.
  • 27. is for Zen Zen is a Chinese word meaning enlightenment.