Chinese calligraphy is an Eastern tradition rooted in centuries of practice. It is an art of turning square written characters into expressive images by the responsiveness of rice paper and speed and pressure of a pointed brush.
Illustrated history of Chinese calligraphyDynasties
Brush writing techniques
Essays on Chinese calligraphy
There are five common script styles.
In its long history of scriptural evolution and refinement, Eastern brush writing was practiced within a strict framework and governed by restrictive rules. What discusses here is the general knowledge of its disciplines rather than a teaching guide for beginners.