Chinese Calligraphy Research Paper

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Chinese RAFT Argument Directions: Please copy and paste your lead, body paragraphs, counterclaim, and conclusion in this document. Make sure you have your footnotes. If the Chinese desert calligraphy(Their style of writing and reading) then they will be destroying a culture. Calligraphy has been around for centuries and it is a main part of the Chinese culture and history. In 1992, an inscription was found that can be dated to the late Neolithic Longshan time period (c. 2600–2000 B.C.E), which may be when it was first invented. Each image in calligraphy is composed of a minimum number of lines and yet it is easy to recognize each and every symbol. Nouns no doubt came first and than additions were made to the existing symbols to give them…show more content…
The oldest Chinese Calligraphy dates back to the Shang dynasty (1600-1100 B.C.E.) The Shang kings used these writings for important rituals.“These early inscriptions were made on the surface of an oracle bone or a bronze mold with a sharp, pointed instrument.” Chinese Calligraphy has been around for so long that if they were to change their language, there would be no way they could rewrite all of the information and therefore they would lose lots of their history. Since Chinese Calligraphy has been around for so long there would be no good reason to change it now. If anything, it would be a bad thing to change the ancient Chinese writing because if you were to change the writing than all of that ancient history written in the Ancient Calligraphy would be lost. Calligraphy has been a form of writing for many different cultures throughout the world, but Chinese calligraphy is unmatchable. From a very early period in their history, Chinese calligraphy was not seen as a form of just decorative art, instead, it was viewed as the supreme visual art form. The very first Chinese writings are the inscriptions on the “Oracle-bones.” There are a number of factors that lead to calligraphy gaining this position of power, such as the materials used in calligraphy and the nature of writing Chinese Calligraphy.” Chinese Calligraphy is not just writing to the people of China, but for hundreds of years it has been seen as a supreme form of art. The first writings were so old that they are not even written on paper. The people of China have had a special connection with their writing for over a thousand years, and for many hundred of those they have judge their artwork based off of calligraphy. All of the art work would have to be judged on something entirely

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