Chinese Art
Intermediate
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Chinese art, the painting, calligraphy, architecture, pottery, sculpture, bronzes, jade carving, and other decorative art forms produced in China over the centuries.

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Art Is so Easy - The Art of the 100 RMB Note

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - The Art of the 100 RMB Note Part 1

What mysteries lie in a simple 100 RMB note?

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - The Art of the 100 RMB Note Part 2

A renowned director points out details we don't usually notice in something we use every day.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - The Art of the 100 RMB Note Part 3

A simple, almost weightless 100 RMB note carries an abundance of meaning.

Art Is so Easy - Interview with Jiang Xun

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is so Easy - Interview with Jiang Xun Part 1

What are Jiang Xun's fans like?

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is so Easy - Interview with Jiang Xun Part 2

Can we teach beauty?

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is so Easy - Interview with Jiang Xun Part 3

Has knowledge taken away our perception of beauty?

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is so Easy - Interview with Jiang Xun Part 4

Jiang Xun believes the power of beauty is truly inside.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is so Easy - Interview with Jiang Xun Part 5

Artists may not, in fact, be able to capture nature.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is so Easy - Interview with Jiang Xun Part 6

How do we awaken our sense of perception?

Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 1

In this episode of "Art Is So Easy," we meet artist Liu Yong and his eight-foot painting "Lantern Festival at Longshan Temple."

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 2

Liu Yong's eight-foot painting depicts a lively scene during the Lantern Festival in Wanhua.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 3

Liu Yong further explains the intricacies of his painting, "Lantern Festival at Longshan Temple."

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 4

Taiwanese opera and the Longshan Temple are early symbols of Taiwanese culture.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 5

Liu Yong's "Lantern Festival at Longshan Temple" tells a multitude of stories simultaneously.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Taiwan

Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 6

It's the people that make history.

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down?

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 1

Yi Gong Zi introduces the "Heart Sutra."

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 2

This video tells the story of Siddhārtha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 3

Siddhārtha Gautama's student, the "Most Venerable Ānanda," came up with the first batch of Buddhist scriptures.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 4

Among the different versions of the "Heart Sutra," by far the most popular one is the version by Xuan Zang.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 5

In contrast to what was portrayed in the "Journey to the West," Master Xuan Zang's journey was, in fact, long and lonely.

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difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 6

The "Heart Sutra" is written in ancient language and contains passages that are difficult for the average reader to understand.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 7

This video examines four famous characters from the "Heart Sutra": "Se Ji Shi Kong."

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 8

The "Heart Sutra" encourages one to embrace and adapt to change.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 9

The "Heart Sutra" helps impart a Buddhist world outlook and methodology.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Why Does the Heart Sutra Calm You Down? Part 10

The "Heart Sutra" gives you the tools to face the challenges that life brings.

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty

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1:17
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty Part 1

Which emperor could possibly restrain the "Eastern Heretic," Huang Yaoshi and "Western Venom," Ouyang Feng, as well as a host of other strange-looking fellows from the same era?

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty Part 2

Song Huizong was the Chinese emperor with the best taste of them all.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty Part 3

Song Huizong had greater ambitions with his self-created font, "Slender Gold."

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1:16
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty Part 4

Song Huizong assigned very challenging subjects to his painters.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty Part 5

Song Huizong had an uncanny way of making the invisible visible.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty Part 6

The complexity underlying the simplicity of Song Huizong's art is especially evident in the Ru porcelain of his time.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - An Artistic Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty Part 7

We may not be able to live as extravagantly as the emperors before us, but we can still afford to live life with a bit of elegance.

Our Rebirth

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Our Rebirth Part 1

Art comes in different forms, shapes, sizes and mediums. In this case, driftwood becomes a beautiful form of art.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Our Rebirth Part 2

The beauty of driftwood is its unexpected outcomes.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Our Rebirth Part 3

The wood's color also has a great effect on its art.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Our Rebirth Part 4

Finding something that one truly loves brings happiness to one's life.

Soul Departure

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Soul Departure Part 1

In the eye of one photographer, everyone should have a self-portrait, which could portray a colorful stage in his or her life or his or her life as a whole.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Soul Departure Part 2

Everyone has has his or her own story and the purpose of each portrait is to represent it.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Soul Departure Part 3

A good portrait of a person must contain his or her soul.

Art Is so Easy - How Chinese People Express Love

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - How Chinese People Express Love Part 1

Poetry is a great example of the reserved and cryptic manner in which many Chinese people tend to express themselves.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - How Chinese People Express Love Part 2

Yuan Zheng was a well-known poet during the Tang Dynasty. His most famous poem is the mourning poem he wrote for his wife.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - How Chinese People Express Love Part 3

Despite the fact that Yuan Zhen had many women in his life, he only wrote a mourning poem for his first wife, Wei Cong.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - How Chinese People Express Love Part 4

Even though Yuan Zhen dated many women, Wei Cong was still the love of his life.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - How Chinese People Express Love Part 5

While the Chinese use many different ways to express the same feelings, they say things out loud in a straightforward way.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is so Easy - How Chinese People Express Love Part 6

Art is always affected by the culture in which it was created.

Art Is So Easy - Master Hong Yi

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Master Hong Yi Part 1

Hong Yi was a master painter, musician, dramatist, calligrapher, seal cutter, poet, and Buddhist monk. His calligraphy version of the "Xin Jing" is greatly beloved by all.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Master Hong Yi Part 2

"Farewell" or "Songbie" was composed by Master Hong Yi. This song reflects the vicissitudes of Master Hong Yi's life. More importantly it talks about parting, something Master Hong Yi has experienced numerous times through out his days.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Master Hong Yi Part 3

Master Hong Yi grew up in a wealthy and prosperous family. He had everything he could possibly need. Why would he ever want to leave?

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Art Is So Easy - Master Hong Yi Part 4

In our lives we experience pain and sorrow, Master Hong Yi is no different. One of the most painful experiences he went through was loosing his mother.

Antique Warehouse

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difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Antique Warehouse Part 1

The director of a Xiamen antique store, The Goodone, has collected and preserved the flower tiles of the the city's old roads hoping one day they can be re-purposed into the design of the city.

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difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Antique Warehouse Part 2

In his effort to preserve the history of his city the director overcame many difficulties. In the end, it simply came down to his drive to preserve the past and love for sharing history with others, that lead him to persevere.

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