This is not a Print! This Original Chinese I Ching quotes calligraphy artwork scroll hanging is handmade by our talented disabled artist.
About 'I Ching Quotes’ Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll Artwork
I Ching Quotes
Length of Silk Scroll: 64.96” (165cm)
Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 24.02” (61cm)
Chinese Calligraphy Style
English: Grass Script
Close up view of this Chinese I ching quotes calligraphy art written on handmade xuan paper embedded with gold flecks and Chinese calligraphy artwork mounted to this ivory silk brocade and high quality of wall scroll.
Traditional Chinese Characters & Pinyin Simplified Chinese Characters & Pinyin
The first sentence of Chinese I ching quotes calligraphy wall scroll means: day line, gentleman when self-improvement. While the universe keeps rolling on orbit , a superior man makes untiring endeavour for advancement.
The second sentence means: the (capacity and sustaining) power of the earth is what is denoted by Kun. Therefore, noble people support (men and) things with their virtue. " It is a virtue-oriented concept."
The first two characters on the bottom are I Ching in Chinese characters calligraphy art. The others are the personal inscription of our artist’s signature and time of creation.
This comes from I Ching and Yì Jīng in pinyin, also known as the Classic of Changes, Book of Changes or Zhouyi, is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The book contains a divination system comparable to Western geomancy or the West African Ifá system; in Western cultures and modern East Asia, it is still widely used for this purpose.
It is ancient Chinese book of divination and a source of Confucian and Taoist philosophy. Answers to questions and advice may be obtained by referring to the text accompanying one of 64 hexagrams, selected at random (Also called Book of Changes).
More About I Ching
Traditionally, the I Ching and its hexagrams were thought to pre-date recorded history and based on traditional Chinese accounts, its origins trace back to the 3rd to the 2nd millennium BC. Modern scholarship suggests that the earliest layers of the text may date from the end of the 2nd millennium BC, but place doubts on the mythological aspects in the traditional accounts. Some consider the I Ching the oldest extant book of divination, dating from 1,000 BC and before. The oldest manuscript that has been found, albeit incomplete, dates back to the Warring States Period (475–221 BC).
During the Warring States Period, the text was re-interpreted as a system of cosmology and philosophy that subsequently became intrinsic to Chinese culture. It centered on the ideas of the dynamic balance of opposites, the evolution of events as a process, and acceptance of the inevitability of change.
The standard text originated from the Old Text version transmitted by Fei Zhi (c. 50 BC-10 AD) of the Han Dynasty, which survived Qin’s book-burning. During the Han Dynasty this version competed with the bowdlerised new text version transmitted by Tian He at the beginning of the Western Han. However, by the time of the Tang Dynasty the Old Text version became accepted as standard.
About Talented Disabled Artist: Shouxing Wang
How many years does it require to be a great master of Chinese brush calligraphy? 20 to 30 years. Shouxing Wang is from a village in Shandong China and actively lives with paralysis from waist down for nearly thirty years. To fight fate, he developed an interest in Chinese calligraphy art, which is believed to have a very similar effect to Chinese Taichi, cultivating the mind and morality. Now after nearly thirty years of practice, Mr. Wang has won various art competitions and can skillfully master all scripts of Chinese character calligraphy, namely, zhuanshu(seal script), lishu(clerical script), kaishu(regular script), xingshu(running script/semi cursive script) and caoshu(cursive script/grass script).
In addition to Chinese calligraphy art, Master. Wang is also a big fan of various kinds of musical instrument, such as erhu and flute. Master. Wang said, “Life is not fair but you make it fair with your effort and attitude.”
"Initially, practicing calligraphy lifted me out of the pain of losing legs, brought me consolation and gave me courage to face various difficulties in life, and I found new hopes. Now I believe in my future and I shall work harder and promote the calligraphy art form." he said. When he was interviewed by journalists with famous media and asked what it was like to practice calligraphy these years. View More Story