Qiang Embroidery Apron

  According to legends of the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220–280), when fighting continued along the Qiang and Shu (蜀) borders, the Qiang women were brave and…

Qiang, romantic cloud-dwelling artists

  Who are the Qiang? Qiang is a very old name in China, recorded on Oracle bone scripts more than 3,000 years ago. Qiang is the…

General Meng Tian and the invention of the Hu Brush

Meng Tian and the writing problem Meng Tian (蒙恬) was a famous general of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of Qin dynasty who united…

Luo Yan 罗雁

inkston.com founder Yan is from Chengdu area of Sichuan. After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake Yan worked as a volunteer on the disaster relief effort. The…

Huang Guohong 黄国鸿 – Chinese GongBi Detail Painting

Huang Guohong (黄国鸿), GongBi painter from Shexian, Huizhou, near Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui tells us about Chinese GongBi detail Painting.

Cancong

Cancong is described as having bulging eyes and colourful clothes: he developed early silk industry and became known as Qingyishen 青衣神 cyan-cloth-god. The name Can…