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Global Perspectives

Arts and entertainment: The Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains 

December 11, 2019

Introduction: As writing instructors in UWRF’s English Language Transition (ELT) Program one of our missions is to involve English learning students in campus activities while strengthening their knowledge of English. We could think of no better way to do this than to have them publish an article in the Student Voice. What you are about to read is the final product of several sessions of brainstorming and writing followed by consultations with native speakers including some from the TESOL program and the Student Voice. — Kiki Augustin (ESL 211 Intermediate Writing) and Alex Hatheway (MODL 310 Advanced Composition)

China has a long and interesting history, because of this history, Chinese people have also invented a special way of painting. 

The Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains is one of the most famous paintings because of the painting skill and what it shows. The scene in The Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains is taken from Tonglu, Fuyang, Zhejiang Province. There is a lot of blank space in the picture, which gives the picture infinite meaning.

At the same time, this picture is not very deliberate, we called this skill “freehand brushwork”. This skill made the picture an integrated whole although it wasn’t done all of one time. Another reason why it is famous is its experience. 

After it was finished by Huang GongWang at the Yuan dynasty, it began its tortuous history. It changed owners several times, experienced the changes of dynasties, and all the wars in modern China.

Now, it is divided into two parts because one of its owners wanted to bring it to the tomb together and tried to burn it. Since then, two parts of it were saved in different places for many years.

Fortunately, in 2011, it was on display together at TaiBei Palace Museum. Although it’s still stored separately in ZheJiang Museum and TaiBei Palace Museum, we still look forward to when it can be together again.