Calligraphy Inspired Fashion from Chloe Sung

At Shufa Life we are constantly looking for modern manifestations of our favorite part of Chinese culture, calligraphy.  Hong Kong Designer Chloe Sung melded classical Chinese calligraphy with light fabrics in her 2016 spring/summer collection.  The designs feature abstract painting designs in a subtle and refreshing manner. Images courtesy of fashionone 

Persistence – Han Dynasty Chinese proverb (有志竟成)

Characters: 有志竟成, Style: Standard Script (楷书kǎishū) The second dynasty in Chinese history was divided between Western or Former Han (206 B.C.–9 A.D.) and the Eastern or Later Han (25–220 A.D.).  During Western Han, a scholar named Gengyan 耿弇 took an interest in the military.  When he heard that General Liuxiu 劉秀 (漢光武)(who later Emperor Gwangwudi of […]

4 Tools to Make Gorgeous Chinese Calligraphy

After enjoying calligraphy art, artists will be relieved to discover how easy it is to get started.  The 4 essential Chinese calligraphy tools are called 文房四寶 (文房四宝Wénfángsìbǎo) or literally the 4 treasures of the study room. Calligraphy Brush The Chinese brush is at least three thousand years old, the Chinese brush is called 毛筆 because the writing or […]

Spring Festival Couplets for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year historically has been the biggest holiday within the lunar calendar, a calendar aimed at managing the planting and harvest season.   Lunar New Year was the longest rest period from work on the farm, resulting in large family gatherings, a tradition that still endures today. 春聯(春联Chūnlián), otherwise known as Spring Festival Couplets, are […]