Chinese Seal Cutting Jinshi Awards

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  • Language: English
  • Format: 25.6 x 24.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Page: 60
  • Publication Date: 01/2018
  • ISBN: 9787520001199
  • Publisher: Geological Publishing House
As products of Nature,seal stones testify to the beauty of mountains and rivers and contain the glowing warmth of the sun and the soft light of the moon. An ancient art form of art created by humans long ago and inherited by numerous generations, seal cutting reflects the continuity of human civilization and records the moral integrity of the Chinese nation.
Seals first appeared in the pre-Qin period to "inspect those who violated the law and committed crimes:" After the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE), monarchs used seals as symbols of imperial authority, while officials made them to seal documents as an exercise of power. From the Warring States Period (475-221 BCE) to the Han Dynasty (206 BCE 220 CE), seals were primarily made of bronze or jade. During the Yuan (1206-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) dynasties, carving seals with famous stones became popular among scholars. As a unique,refined art form throughout the ages, seal cutting remains prosperous today It perfectly integrates the beauty of stone, exquisite craftsmanslup, refined shapes and cultural connotations to create many art masterpieces.
Chinese seals record the evolution of human civilization over the past two millennia or so. Even today, they remain important for certifying official documents. A Chinese saying goes that, "even metal and stone can be engraved; complete sincerity can affect even metal and stone. The emblem of-the 2008 Beijing Olympics, "Dancing Beijing," not only demonstrates the endless charm of Chinese seal cutting, but also ref:lects a spirit of harmony, passion, and honesty Today, China inherits a unique cultural legacy and will surely create an even more brilliant seal cutting tradition for the world.
Table of Contents
Stone Seals
The Culture of Seal Cutting (by Guo Fuxiang)
The Inheritance of Seal Knob Culture (by Pan Jingshi)
Epigraphy and Seal Cutting (by Yao Chunmao)
Masterpieces Made of Oingtian Stone (by Chen Mo)
Appreciation and Appraisal of Changhua Stone (by Qian Gaochao)
Delight in Shoushan Stone (by Ye Shaobo)
Balin Stone: A Precious Treasure (by Bi Shicai)
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