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Chinese Calligraphy and Painting are the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. The early pottery excavated from Yin ruins, which was painted with spirals, zigzags, dots, or animals, were the oldest artistic work in the world.

The delicate artworks of carving and sculpture reflect the life of the ancient Chinese people all along the history. Besides, Chinese sculptural art, while differing greatly from its western counterparts, has thrived in a long historical process of development in many aspects.

Chinese opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China. Besides, there are numerous regional branches of Chinese opera. Almost evey province has its own opera and theaters in unique ways to sing and perform. Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou are the most popular cities to enjoy the splendid operas in China.

Started from the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC – 256 BC), the Chinese Music and Dance is really wonderful and profound. Today, the music continues a rich traditional heritage in one aspect, while emerging into a more contemporary form at the same time.

The Chinese artwork could be dated back to the 10,000 BC with the "stone age art", mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. Later, the artwork spread to every corner of Chinese daily life, such as vase, wooden, stone carving, chair, table etc.