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Flashcards in Chinese Vocab Deck (13):
1

Bi

a jade disk with a hole in the center.

2

Colophon

the inscriptions which follow the painting in an east asian handscroll.

3

Confucianism

a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

4

Daoism

a philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Dao, which means "way", "path" or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Daoism.

5

Literati

the english word used for the Chinese “wenren” or the Japanese “bunjin”, referring to the well-educated artists who enjoyed literature, calligraphy, and painting as a pastime.

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Pagoda

reliquary tower built with successively smaller, repeated stories; each story with an elaborated projecting roof

7

Porcelain

high-fired, vitrified white ceramic ware that employs two specific clays (kaolin and petuntse)

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Inlay

to set pieces of material into a surface to form a design

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Glaze

outermost layer of vitreous liquid

10

Hanging scroll

vertical painting or text mounted within sections of silk. At the top is a semicircular rod, and at the bottom is a round dowel. They are usually kept rolled and tied except for special occasions.

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Handscroll

long, narrow, horizontal painting or text that has a size for individual use. It is stored wrapped tightly around a wooden pin and is unrolled for viewing or reading.

12

Album leaf

paintings or prints in book form in an album.

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Seal script

rchaic characters used on personal emblems