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Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2013

Aesthetic Values and the Process of Civilization

Lingling Peng, Yang Geng
Pages 127-140

Cultural Semiosis in Artistic Chinese Calligraphy

This paper explores iconicity in the metrical structure and the cultural value of Artistic Chinese calligraphy along the lines of Carles S.Peirce’s theory. It draws attention to the fact that there is a simple categorical correspondence between the outer forms of Artistic Chinese Calligraphy and their subject-matter, presenting it a mixed form of representation, based on resemblances but also creating its own metaphysical meanings simultaneously.