Tag Archives: China

Dishu: Ground Calligraphy

The word dishu comes from di meaning “square” or “earth” and shu meaning “book” or “writing,” hence “earth writing” or “ground calligraphy,” writing on the ground using water as ink. Thousands of calligraphers are at work daily all through China, … Continue reading

Posted in calligraphy, China | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tiananmen Square on May 35th

Twenty-four years ago today, student -led protests in Tiananmen Square took place, resulting in a martial response from the Chinese government resulting in many deaths. Hundreds of students and residents of Beijing were killed by the over 300,000 policemen who … Continue reading

Posted in democracy | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments