Calligraphy has endured for more than 2,000 years. Even today, these are still pursued and practiced as a hobby. In China, calligraphy occupies a distinguished position in the field of traditional arts.
Calligraphy was paid with utmost attention because an examinee must portray his literary talent in the prestigious Imperial Examination, as it contributed great impressions on the examiners.
Additionally, you will find that traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy, done with a brush and coloured or black ink.