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Wikipedia: Chinese art
Chinese art
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Chinese Art is art both modern and ancient in the Chinese style.

Traditional arts

  • Chinese opera - Traditional drama grew out of the zaju (variety plays) of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) and continues to exist in 368 different forms, the best known of which is Beijing Opera.
  • Chinese music - Traditional Chinese music appears to date back to the dawn of Chinese civilization. Modern Chinese music contain considerable western influences.
  • Chinese painting and calligraphy - In imperial times, painting and calligraphy were the most highly appreciated arts in court circles. Calligraphy was thought to be the highest and purest form of painting.
  • Chinese paper art
  • Tang Dynasty art

Contemporary Performing Arts

  • Chinese motion pictures - The Chinese film industry has continued to develop since film was introduced to China in 1896. Notably popular are Wuxia films and Martial arts films.
  • Chinese folk arts - Chinese folk arts include puppetry and quyi, which consists of various kinds of storytelling and comic monologues and dialogues, often to the accompaniment of clappers, drums, or stringed instruments.
  • Chinese variety arts - Variety arts, including tightrope walking, acrobatics, animal acts, and sleight of hand date back at least as far as the Han dynasty and have gained new respectability in recent times.

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