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Chinese Calligraphy 書法
Chinese Calligraphy is a traditional form of writing characters from the Chinese language through the use of ink and a brush. It is a tradition that is rooted in China through centuries of practice. It is an art of turning Chinese characters into…

Hairy Monkey 毛猴
The Hairy Monkey was probably invented in Beijing during the Qing Dynasty. The most common Hairy Monkey sculptures feature dancing or posturing monkeys.

Chinese Shuttlecock (Jianzi) 毽子
Jianzi is a traditional Chinese national sport in which players aim to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air by using their bodies, apart from the hands.

Shadow Puppetry 皮影<br /><br />
Shadow play, also known as shadow puppetry, is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim.

Sugar Painting 糖畫
Hot liquid sugar is used to make two-dimensional art and solidifies after cooling down.

Cuju 蹴鞠
“Cu” means to kick, “ju” refers to a type of leather ball filled with feathers, and Cuju means "kick the ball with foot". The Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD), Cuju was not only the recreational activity of the general public, but also an important…
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