A beginner's guide to appreciating Chinese calligraphy

Tan Weiyun
The first episode introduces the main five styles of Chinese calligraphy scripts, and their most distinct features when it comes to appreciating.
Tan Weiyun

This column is oriented for expats who have no idea how to appreciate the ancient art form. Even without knowing Chinese, foreign viewers can get some quick and simple basics of Chinese writing.

The first episode introduces the main five styles of Chinese calligraphy scripts – dazhuan (大篆 big script), xiaozhuan (小篆 small script), caoshu (草书 cursive script), xingshu (行书 semi-cursive script) and kaishu (楷书 regular script), and their most distinct features when it comes to understanding.

Shot by Tan Weiyun. Edited by Tan Weiyun. Reported by Tan Weiyun. Subtitles by Tan Weiyun.

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