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Chinese Calligraphy Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

“Yes, Master,” the apprentice said. “But the dragon...”

“Yes?” the master said.

“Is it finished?” the apprentice asked. “You have not painted the eyes.”

“As a painting, it is finished,” the master said. “Young apprentice, I still have much to teach you.”

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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Regular Script

Regular Script first appeared at the end of the Han Dynasty. But it was not until the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 A.D.) that Regular Script rose to dominant status. During that period, regular script continued evolving stylistically, reaching full maturity in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.). Since that time, although developments in the art of calligraphy and in character simplification still lay ahead, there have been no more major stages of evolution for the mainstream script. - www.brown.edu

Oracle Bone Inscriptions

Oracle Bone Inscriptions refers to the writings inscribed on the carapaces of tortoises and mammals during the Shang Dynasty (1600 – 1046 B.C.). This is the earliest form of Chinese characters. Because Oracle Bone inscriptions mainly recorded the art of divination, this script is also called bu ci (卜辭), divination writings. Over one thousand of the over four thousand characters inscribed on excavated oracle bones have been deciphered. - www.brown.edu

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