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The Oriental culture is very proud of its exquisite Chinese calligraphy. A bit like Chinese painting, calligraphy has the influence to elicit emotions through a mélange of form and design. Calligraphy is a palpable representation of the spoken language. Divided into six basic characteristics, which are namely 'hsiang hsing', 'chih shih', 'hui yi', 'hsing sheng', 'chia chieh', and 'chuan chu', these methods of composition are ascribed as the 'LIU SHU' or 'SIX WRITING METHODS'.

Using brush pens, inksticks, paper, and inkslabs, Chinese calligraphers have perfected numerous calligraphic styles through the medium of lines. Again, the repletion of different styles can be classified into five basic categories: 'Chuan shu', 'Li shu', K'ai shu', 'Hsing shu', and 'Ts'ao shu'.

Chinese calligraphy also has its name in history, together with traditional Chinese painting. Calligraphic works are found everywhere. They could be on scrolls, office signs, buildings, monuments, stone inscriptions, and so forth. Now, calligraphers are often labeled as artists and produce works like poems, lyrics, couplets, or letters. It is believed that Calligraphy can bring physical and spiritual gains to users, and is a good training tool in discipline, patience, and persistence.

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