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Ancient chinese communication

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on 4 March 2013

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INK STONE An ink stone is used to grind solid ink into its liquid form.The ink stone is the palette from which the calligraphy brush receives its ink. Ancient ink stones were single stones chosen for their texture and color and ground into small, flat mortars. Solid sticks of inking material, called ink sticks, were ground into the stones and mixed with water to form ink. Paper
• The ancient Chinese art of calligraphy could not have been possible without another Chinese invention: paper. Course, hemp paper was the first prototype writing surface and did not lend itself to accurate brushwork. With the advances in smoother, more reliable paper production, though, Chinese writing blossomed into a full-fledged art form. Ancient Chinese paper made from hemp, rags, and even wheat stalks was easy to produce, and though modern paper production has made great strides since the days of hand-pulped rag paper, some enthusiasts make their own calligraphy paper

Calligraphy is an ancient Chinese form of writing. The ancient Chinese used a brush to write in calligraphy, so essentially they painted the letters. They used ink stone or an ink stick to hold the pigment used to write the characters, and they usually wrote directly onto silk. However, before soft brushes, the ancient Chinese used hard brushes or metal tools to scratch characters into stone, shell or bone. about three thousand people worked on the great wall.Rocks fell on people walls caved in workers died of exhaustion and disease.Only enough food to keep them alive paper The two main rivers The great wall Calligraphy Paper What they ate About three thousound people worcked on thegreat wall.Rocks fell on people.Walls caved in.Workers died of exhaustion or diseases.There was only enough food to keep them alive. in northern China preceeded rice but, then rice, pork, fish. Wheat was much later. While rice was not only a prominent food for the Chinese of today, it is also the first grain that was farmed in the country. A deep representation of rice farming is found in the archaeological evidence of ancient times, as along the Yang-tse River showed signs in about 5,000 BC. At that time, inhabitants prepared rice by boiling it in water, which is the same way we still rely upon today. Sometimes, the rice was made into wine, which then became a well-known and popular drink in China since prehistoric days. Joining the rice farming of the past is a wealth of other food items connected to the ancient Chinese. Some think that rice was found all over China, but in the northern part of the country, the climate and land is much drier and colder. In the north, the people used wild millet and sorghum instead. What the ancint chinese ate People in China generally wore tunics (like long t-shirts). Women wore long tunics down to the ground, with belts, and men wore shorter ones down to their knees. Sometimes they wore jackets over their tunics. In the winter, when it was cold, people wore padded jackets over their tunics, and sometimes pants under them. In early China, poor people made their clothes of hemp or ramie. Rich people wore silk. Most people in China, both men and women, wore their hair long. People said that you got your hair from your parents and so it was disrespectful to cut it.During the Sui Dynasty, in the 500's AD, the emperor decided that all poor people had to wear blue or black clothes, and only rich people could wear colors. What the ancient chinese wore Religion in ancient China underwent a change around 600 BC in the form of establishment of the Eastern Chou Dynasty. A mythical figure with the name of Lao Tzu created the religious philosophy of Taoism. The ancient people of China believed in the concept of Tao, the forces of nature. People in China in ancient times believed that everything in nature had two forces that were in contrast to each other: the yin and the yang. The Yin was –female force and the Yang was the male force. The objects in nature containing yin forces were passive, cold and dark. Objects in nature that contained yang or the male force were aggressive, hot and full of light. Religion To most Westerners, the dragon is a fearsome and mythical creature that breaths fire, lays waste to the countryside, destroys the populace But to the Chinese dragons represent an auspicious creature that controls rainfall and the land that yields their crops. The Chinese dragon is indeed devine, blessed with heaven's will, and, by extension, the symbol of the Emperor. To the ancient Chinese dragons were not creatures of fire, as so many would think, but rather creatures of water. The dragon of the Chinese resided in rivers, lakes, pools and rose in great clouds of mist to promote rainfall>The people of China would carve jade into the shapes of dragons and used them as a sort of Chinese water dragon to worship heaven and beg for rain. The ancient Chinese also linked the dragon image to the east, the direction associated with spring, sunrise and the promise of new birth. A recent archaeological expedition of a Neolithic tomb revealed the image of a dragon made of shells and precious stones on the east side of the tomb. On the west side of the tomb, the ancient dragon's opposite direction, was the image of a tiger. The east-dragon, west-tiger relation remains a valid part of Chinese culture and religion to this day.

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