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Chinese Symbolism . Calligraphy. Calligraphy is also considered an art - 藝術/艺术 Chinese: yishu , a relatively recent word meaning: “art”, where works are appreciated more or only for their aesthetic qualities. The English word “Calligraphy” - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Chinese Symbolism

Chinese Symbolism

Calligraphy

Calligraphy is also considered an art / Chinese: yishu, a relatively recent word meaning: art, where works are appreciated more or only for their aesthetic qualities.The English word Calligraphy refers to that which is beautiful writing, thus includes both aspects.

Flowers

Longevity Symbol

Longevity is the most highly esteemed value of the five-fold happiness's. The desire for long life is embodied many Chinese traditions. Longevity wishes are inscribed on scrolls, engraved in bronze, and embroidered. Chinese Yin Yang

The meaning of the characters for yin and yang, has more than just one connotation. Basically interpreted, yang means "sunny", so it corresponds to the day and more active functions. Whereas yin, means "shady", and corresponds to night and less active functions.