History of Chinese Calligraphy – Modern Period: Democratization of Literacy and Calligraphy During Ming Dynasty (明朝/Ming Chao/Ming Ch’ao)


The Ming Dynasty (明朝/Ming Chao/Ming Ch’ao): Steps Toward Modernity

With the collapse of Mongol rule  in 1368, the Han people were free to once again assert their dominance in China. The Ming dynasty was thus a period during which Chinese culture was celebrated and developed in order to recapture the glories of the Song and Tang. This new-found enthusiasm for a Chinese culture was coupled with unprecedented influences, both from without and within.

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