Yingzao Fashi
The Yingzao Fashi (Chinese: 營造法式; pinyin: yíngzàofǎshì; literally: "Treatise on Architectural Methods or State Building Standards") is a technical treatise on architecture and craftsmanshi...
Vase with carved peony scrolls
Vase with carved peony scrolls is a Cizhou-type stoneware vase of the Northern Song dynasty, made about 1100 and now in the Asian collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where it is currently on...
Northern Landscape style
The Northern Landscape style was a manner of Chinese landscape painting centered on a loose group of artists who worked and lived in Northern China during the Five Dynasties period that occupied the t...
Six Persimmons
Six Persimmons is a 13th-century Chinese painting by the monk, Muqi Fachang or Mu Ch'i Fa-Ch'ang. It was painted during the Song dynasty. Muqi was one of the two great exponents of the spontaneous mod...
Architecture of the Song Dynasty
The architecture of the Song dynasty (960–1279) was noted for its towering Buddhist pagodas, enormous stone and wooden bridges, lavish tombs, and extravagant palaces. Although literary works on archit...
Liaodi Pagoda
The Liaodi Pagoda (traditional Chinese: 料敵塔; simplified Chinese: 料敌塔; pinyin: Liàodí Tǎ; Wade–Giles: Liaoti T'a) of Kaiyuan Monastery, Dingzhou, Hebei Province, China is the tallest ex...
Huang Tingjian
Huang Tingjian (Chinese: 黃庭堅; Wade–Giles: Huang T'ing-chien; 1045–1105) was a Chinese artist, scholar, government official, and poet of the Song dynasty. He is predominantly known as a calligr...
Lin Tinggui
Lin Tinggui (Chinese: 林庭珪; pinyin: Lín Tíngguì; Wade–Giles: Lin T'ing-kuei; fl. circa 1174–1189) (Japanese: Rin Teikei) was a Chinese painter of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–...
Yan Hui (painter)
Yan Hui (simplified Chinese: 颜辉; traditional Chinese: 顏輝; pinyin: Yán Huī; Wade–Giles: Yen Hui); was a late 13th-century Chinese painter who lived during the Southern Song and early Yu...
Chen Rong (painter)
Chen Rong (simplified Chinese: 陈容; traditional Chinese: 陳容; pinyin: Chén Róng; Wade–Giles: Ch'en Jung; ca. 1200–1266) was a painter of the Southern Song Dynasty celebrated for hi...
Zhang Zeduan
Zhang Zeduan (simplified Chinese: 张择端; traditional Chinese: 張擇端; pinyin: Zhāng Zéduān; Wade–Giles: Chang Tse-tuan; 1085–1145), alias Zheng Dao, was a famous Chinese painter of the Song...
Along the River During the Qingming Festival
Along the River During the Qingming Festival (simplified Chinese: 清明上河图; traditional Chinese: 清明上河圖; pinyin: Qīngmíng Shànghé Tú) is a painting attributed to Song Dynasty artist Zhang Zedu...
Zhou Jichang
Zhou Jichang (Chinese: 周季常; pinyin: Zhōu Jìcháng; Wade–Giles: Chou Chi-ch'ang), Japanese: Shuu Kijou) (active late eleventh century) was a Chinese painter of the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 A...
Wen Tong
Wen Tong (Chinese: 文同; pinyin: Wén Tóng; Wade–Giles: Wen T'ung) (1019–1079) was a Northern Song painter born in Sichuan famous for his ink bamboo paintings. He was one of the paragons of ...
Economy of the Song Dynasty
For over three centuries, China's economy during the Song Dynasty (960–1279) experienced unprecedented changes. From a long-run, economic growth point of view, the most notable change was the increase...
Beisi Pagoda
The Beisi Pagoda (Chinese: 北寺塔; pinyin: Běisì Tǎ; Wade–Giles: Peiszu T'a) or North Temple Pagoda is a Chinese pagoda located at Bao'en Temple in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The base o...
Guyue Bridge
The Guyue Bridge (simplified Chinese: 古月桥; traditional Chinese: 古月橋; pinyin: Gǔ Yuè Qiáo) is an ancient Chinese arch bridge located in Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang province, People's Republic of...
Juran (painter)
Juran (Chinese: 巨然; Wade–Giles: Chü-jan) (fl. 10th century) was a Chinese landscape painter of the late Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms and early Northern Song periods.Very little is known abo...
Guo Xi
Guo Xi (Chinese: 郭熙; pinyin: Guō Xī; Wade–Giles: Kuo Hsi) (c. 1020 – c. 1090) Chinese landscape painter from Henan Province who lived during the Northern Song dynasty. One text entitled "T...
Li Tang (painter)
Li Tang (Chinese: 李唐; pinyin: Lǐ Táng; Wade–Giles: Li T'ang, courtesy name Xigu 晞古; c. 1050 – 1130) was a Song dynasty Chinese landscape painter who practised at Kaifeng and Hangzhou. He f...
Li Cheng (painter)
Li Cheng (Chinese: 李成; pinyin: Lǐ Chéng; Wade–Giles: Li Ch'eng; 919–967), Courtesy name Xiánxī (咸熙), was a Chinese painter from Qingzhou (now part of Weifang, Shandong) during the Fi...
Mi Fu
Mi Fu (Chinese: 米芾 or 米黻; pinyin: Mǐ Fú, 1051–1107) was a Chinese painter, poet, and calligrapher born in Taiyuan during the Song Dynasty. In painting he gained renown for his style of paintin...
Liang Kai
Liang Kai (Chinese: 梁楷; pinyin: Liáng Kǎi; c. 1140 - c. 1210) was a Chinese painter of the Southern Song Dynasty. He was also known as Madman Liang. He was born in Shandong and worked in Lin ...
Iron Pagoda
The Iron Pagoda (Chinese: 鐵塔) of Youguo Temple (佑國寺), Kaifeng City, Henan province, is a Buddhist Chinese pagoda built in 1049 during the Song dynasty (960–1279) of China. The pagoda is so-named n...
Jiangnan Examination Hall
The Jiangnan Examination Hall (simplified Chinese: 江南贡院; traditional Chinese: 江南貢院; pinyin: Jiāngnán Gòngyuàn), near the Confucius temple, is located in the southern part of Nanjing, Jiang...
Fan Kuan
Fan Kuan (Chinese: 范寬; pinyin: Fàn Kuān; Wade–Giles: Fan K’uan) (c. 960 - c. 1030; fl. 990–1020) was a Chinese landscape painter of the Song Dynasty (960–1279) considered among...
Li Song (painter)
Li Song (Chinese: 李嵩; pinyin: Lǐ Sōng; Wade–Giles: Li Sung) (active 1190–1230) was a Chinese imperial court painter in the Song Dynasty.Song was born in Qian Tang (錢塘 - present day H...
Lingxiao Pagoda
The Lingxiao Pagoda (Chinese: 凌霄塔; pinyin: Língxiāo tǎ; Wade–Giles: Linghsiao T'a) is a Chinese pagoda west of the Xinglong Temple in Zhengding, Hebei Province, China.
The original pag...
Wuzhun Shifan
Wuzhun Shifan (Chinese: 無準師範; Wade-Giles: Wu Chun Shih Fan; 1178–1249 AD) was a Chinese painter, calligrapher, and prominent Zen Buddhist monk who lived during the late Song Dynasty (960-127...