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Basic rules of Chinese stroke order. And when in doubt, just look it up. (Rule 3 vs. 9 and 10, for example, may seem to contradict a little bit.)


Inspired by a popular Chinese poem, the text displayed here means “people often cry because they can’t be with people they love and miss.” It is often set to music and heard during holidays, including Chinese New Year. Using the poem as a starting point, Gao made the text half filled to represent the idea of the helpless hoping that eventually will be washed away, and the only thing left is an empty shell.

42” x 170”
Chinese ink on paper with mixed strings


Huaniaozi by Li Chengzhong 李成钟

Huaniaozi 花鸟字 is a Chinese folk art which combines calligraphy with paintings. It’s developed from Han Dynasty 蔡邕 Cai Yong’s 飞白书 (also called 草篆) and mostly uses a different type of brush from other Chinese calligraphy. 

1 觀 view     2 森 forest     3 鳳 (male) phoenix    

4&5 舞 dance          6&7 虎 tiger



Amanfayun (Buddhist but not completely vegetarian / you can choose) , Hangzhou, China


Plaque with Dragon


This plaque comes from Tibetan Nomads in an area now part of China. The artwork here is heavily influenced by chinese traditions, but the functional use was primarily based on nomadic traditions of ornamentation.

7th-9th century

Metropolitan Museum [x]


 大明宫】  调色9张,含凉殿    

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June 15, 1948, “The birth of Renmin Ribao”

The People’s Daily, official voice of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, was printed for the first time on June 15, 1948, in the city of Pingshan, Hebei.

In March 1949, the offices were moved to Beijing, and it was on the front page of People’s Daily that, on October 1, 1949, the Party announced the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

Published worldwide with a circulation of more than 3 million copies, the Renmin Ribao, similarly to the Russian newspaper Pravda, provides direct information on the policies and the views of the Chinese government, traditionally entrusted to the editorials on the front page, some of which have marked China’s history.

In addition to having played a central role in imparting the directives of the government during the turbulent period of the Cultural Revolution, one of the most intense sign left by this newspaper is perhaps linked to the editorial of April 26, 1989, which harshly condemned the demonstrations in Tian’anmen Square.

In the mid-90s, strangled by international and domestic competition, the Renmin Ribao began to modernize itself. In 1997, it started online distribution and hosted the Qiangguo Luntan, the Strengthening Nation Forum, a digital bulletin board that allows users to express themselves in a surprisingly direct way. On June 12, 2014, the newspaper launched its free mobile app, in order to better engage readers in the new media age.

Still considered an authoritative source about the Chinese government’s policy, the Renmin Ribao’s header, in elegant red letters, was painted by Mao Zedong himself, great lover of calligraphy.


15 giugno 1948, “Nasce il Renmin Ribao”

Il Quotidiano del Popolo, voce ufficiale del Comitato centrale del Partito comunista cinese, fu dato alle stampe per la prima volta il 15 giugno del 1948 nella città di Pingshan, nello Hebei.

Nel marzo 1949 gli uffici furono spostati a Pechino, e fu sulla prima pagina del Renmin Ribao che, il 1° Ottobre 1949, il Partito annunciò l’istituzione della Repubblica popolare cinese.

Pubblicato in tutto il mondo con una tiratura di oltre 3 milioni di copie, il Renmin Ribao, similmente al quotidiano russo Pravda, fornisce informazioni dirette sulla politica e le opinioni del governo cinese, affidate tradizionalmente agli editoriali in prima pagina, alcuni dei quali hanno fatto la storia della Cina.

Oltre ad aver avuto un ruolo centrale nell’impartire le direttive del governo durante il tumultuoso periodo della Rivoluzione culturale, tra i segni più intensi lasciati da questo quotidiano è da menzionare l’editoriale del 26 Aprile 1989, che condannava con durezza le dimostrazioni di piazza Tian’anmen.

Verso la metà degli anni ‘90, per far fronte alla concorrenza estera e interna, il Renmin Ribao iniziò a modernizzarsi. Nel 1997 iniziò la diffusione online e il supporto diretto al Qiangguo Luntan, il Forum per il rafforzamento della nazione, bacheca digitale che permette agli utenti un dibattito assai più franco di quello presente sulla carta stampata. Il 12 giugno 2014 è stata lanciata l’applicazione per dispositivi mobili, per coinvolgere maggiormente i lettori nell’era dei nuovi media.

Ancora oggi ritenuto una fonte autorevole circa la politica del governo cinese, il Renmin Ribao può anche vantare una testata, in eleganti caratteri rossi, vergata a mano dallo stesso Mao Zedong, grande appassionato di calligrafia.


a daytrip to the antique market


Minolta Dynax 500si Super: 35mm Fujicolor Superia, 200 ISO


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