The history of Chinese calligraphy
is almost the same as the history of China itself.
Calligraphy is one of the noble Chinese arts.
Regarded as the most abstract and sublime form
of art in Chinese culture, "Shu Fa" (calligraphy)
is often thought to be the most revealing of one's
personality. Chinese calligraphy serves the purpose
of conveying thoughts but also shows the abstract
beauty of the line. Rhythm, line, and structure
are more perfectly embodied in calligraphy than
in painting or sculpture.