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A compilation of Chinese culture-related products available on the internet.
Chinese and Chinese American Sites
Chinese Art and Folk Art
"Traditional Chinese woodblock printing was first
engraved or overlaid on wood and then printed on
paper. The first wood engraving was made in 868 in the
Chinese Tang Dynasty and it was named The Lonely Tree.
According to researchers, most of the early Chinese
woodblock prints were used as illustrations in books;
the art reached a development peak in the Ming
Dynasty. Since then woodblock printing has been used
to make New Year painting. With the adoption of metal
printing and some new printing technology, woodblock
printing gradually declined."
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Maintained by: Jun (Jim) Shan, Ph.D.. Jun Shan is a native of China who
came to the USA in 1989. Jim is a medical research analyst and has been
involved in Chinese culture all of his life. This site introduces Chinese
culture, including key people, philosophy, history, traditions, interesting
places and buildings, news, stories, and general information. It also has
interviews and chats with experts."