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calligraphy

(Encyclopedia) calligraphy kəlĭg´rəfē [key] [Gr.,=beautiful writing], skilled penmanship practiced as a fine art. See also inscription ; paleography . European…

Chinese art

(Encyclopedia) Chinese art, works of art produced in the vast geographical region of China. It the oldest art in the world and has its origins in remote antiquity. (For the history of…

The Chinese Zodiac

The twelve animal signs of the Chinese calendar by Elizabeth Olson Related Links Chinese New Year Quiz New! Chinese New YearChina | Map The Chinese CalendarChinese New Year…

Chinese

(Encyclopedia) Chinese, subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages (see Sino-Tibetan languages ), which is also sometimes grouped with the Tai, or Thai, languages in a…

Peace

(Encyclopedia) Peace, river, 945 mi (1,521 km) long, formed by the junction of the Finlay and Parsnip rivers at Williston Lake, N central British Columbia, Canada. It flows east through…

Vachel Lindsay: The Chinese Nightingale

The Chinese NightingaleVachel Lindsay"How, how," he said. "Friend Chang," I said, "San Francisco sleeps as the dead — Ended license, lust and play: Why do you iron the night away? Your big…

Brewer's: Calligraphy

(The art of ). Writing very minutely and yet clearly. Peter Bale, in the sixteenth century, wrote in the compass of a silver penny the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, the Ten Commandments, two…

Chinese exclusion

(Encyclopedia) Chinese exclusion, policy of prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States; initiated in 1882. From the time of the U.S. acquisition of California (…