Dec 30

Can you name the six scripts used for Chinese Calligraphy?

I do know the answer for this but I thought this might be a challenging question to give people a chance to earn points.

Please give the names in both Chinese pinyin and English translation.
P.S> PLEASE NOTE I typed
SCRIPTS not categories!
The SIX Major Calligraphy scripts
not types and semantic categories of characters!
and the first answerer used Wades-Giles instead of PINYIN!

However did they get to be a top contributor?

Future posters please read the question more carefully!
What no more answers ?

People this question is challenging but its not impossible!

I gave you words in the question that could be used as search parameters!

Scripts Chinese Characters Calligraphy
Asian Japanese Korean

Try combining these words?

Chinese characters can be divided into six basic categories:(1)hsiang hsing, i.e. direct pictorial representation; (2)chih shih, symbolic renderings of abstract ideas; (3)hui yi, a combination of concrete pictorial elements with symbolic renderings of abstract ideas; (4)hsing sheng, a combination of phonetic and pictorial elements; (5)chia chieh, a character borrowed purely for its phonetic value to represent an unrelated homophone or near-homophone; and (6)chuan chu, a character which has taken on a new meaning, and an alternate or modified written form has been assigned to the original meaning. These methods of composition of Chinese characters are referred to as the Liu Shu, or "Six Writing Methods."

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  1. angela l says:

    Chinese characters can be divided into six basic categories:(1)hsiang hsing, i.e. direct pictorial representation; (2)chih shih, symbolic renderings of abstract ideas; (3)hui yi, a combination of concrete pictorial elements with symbolic renderings of abstract ideas; (4)hsing sheng, a combination of phonetic and pictorial elements; (5)chia chieh, a character borrowed purely for its phonetic value to represent an unrelated homophone or near-homophone; and (6)chuan chu, a character which has taken on a new meaning, and an alternate or modified written form has been assigned to the original meaning. These methods of composition of Chinese characters are referred to as the Liu Shu, or "Six Writing Methods."
    References :
    http://www.chinatownconnection.com/chinese_calligraphy.htm

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