I am very interested in learning Chinese symbols and I wanted to know if there is like a translator or a generator that interprets words or phrases into Chinese calligraphy
I don’t quite get you. Do you want to learn Chinese characters or Chinese calligraphy? Chinese characters, also called hanzi, are basic units that comprise of Chinese sentences. When you start to learn them, I advise you to learn some frequently used characters. Although there are some rules of how Chinese characters were formed, it may be difficult to know them at the beginning. Learning these words in daily life conversations is the best way. Check out the ‘Beginner Fastlane’ at http://www.gurulu.com/en . It’s a good start of Chinese learning.
Chinese calligraphy, otherwise, is an art and has different styles. You can refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_calligraphy for more information. When Chinese learn calligraphy, they start by picking one style and copying the characters written by famous calligrapher.
I hope the information is useful.
It’s from a painting we have now, supposedly it’s from China.
It’s a lovely painting:
There’s a stamp at the bottom:
If anyone knows any websites I can try, that could also be helpful. I’ve tried a few but these characters are too complex for most of the stroke recognizers!
and they are versed in a kinda classical way, also without punctuation, very hard to translate…and seems there are some chinese transliteration of english names in it…..???
lterally it reads:
lu jian ou bo (a transliterated english name?) lao ren (old man) ? (unrecognizable) hua (flower) yu (fish) ting (pavillion) ge (another kind of pavillion..) she (set up) se (color, all kinds of) quan (all) shi (teacher, master) zhao bo ju (a chinese name) ou zai (occassionally being) fang zhong (inside the room) shu zhai (the study, room) bei lin (back facing) si yu shen he (seems that it goes with the spirit).
then some space, then:
wu (black) mu (eye) shan zhong ren (the mountain person) wang ? (a name, but last character not recognizable)
can’t tell what stamp says.
So not Shaolin KungFu, because a Buddhist monk from India taught them. Not TaiChiQuan, because the creator of the martial art, Zhang SanFeng first trained at Shaolin. And what about Shuai Jiao? Was it created by China only? Or did they see any other combat first and they decided to create a martial art similar to it?
traditionally shui jiao was chinese from my knowledge.
but honestly who knows there are at least 8 different types of modern shui jiao and who knows about archaic ones just like the different types of buddhism you have chan which is chinese and zen which is japanese an dozens of other types.
eastern religions isn’t set in stone to say (no pun intended lol) and to according to genghis khan who ruled china and influenced it religion is a personal thing and everyone has a different one like they have a different personality.
this is the same with martial arts.
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I need to write about chinese caligraphy as an art form. I’m not what to do with this topic, do you have any suggestions as to what my thesis should be? I was thinking of including things like
The start of calligraphy
is calligraphy art?
what do the characters mean?
calligraphy and tattoos
….i just dont know how to approach this, since there is just so much
"Calligraphy is often seen as just script, but to the Chinese it is a world of artistic expression."
i have to do this project for art and i have to do this chinese brush painting thing with traditional chinese paints and paintbrushes and rice paper. where can i get this stuff for cheap and it has to be somewhere near where i live (milford, CT) thanks so much!!!
Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Aaron Brothers, any art or craft store will carry these items, check their websites for the current ad, and you can print out coupons at hobbylobby.com and check your paper for michaels coupons ( they also should accept hobbylobby coupons) Aaron brothers sometimes has coupons on their site too.
What do Chinese poetry and art tell us about Chinese society? About women? What position did poets occupy in Chinese society?
For a short and brief respond to your question:
Chinese poetry and art told us that Chinese are intelligent people and they like to follow rules. This is proven when you look at the poetry and you will find that most phrases follow about the same numbers of character. Whereas in the U.S., this is not the case. Yet, it still creates the effect of the same meaning or expresses the author’s feeling with that limited rule.
In most aspect, Chinese poetry is not much different than U.S. poetry, both like to use a lot of metaphors and make the society feel that rule, family, and money are important to a person life and should be of valued.
There are not that many female poetry writers in China, I am assuming that male has a dominant power in the society and shows that males are portrayed as more intelligent.
Chinese people don’t use poet that much in life. They do it for flashback reasoning, pick up girl, writing love letter, teaching their kids what is right and wrong, learning styles for writing essay, intellectual purposes, and etc.
Or basically any stones/crystals/minerals and such?
There is the Stone Goddess, located off of Route 1 in Chesterfield. I know that there is also a shop in Carytown near where the Ukrops used to be. There is also a rock shop in Chesterfield on Route 60 (Between the WalMart and Capital Ale) that sells rocks. I found Packards Rock Shop on the map, but I think it has a different name out front.
I hope that this helps.
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