A Computational Approach to Digital Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

  • Songhua Xu
  • Francis C. M. Lau
  • Yunhe Pan

Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Computer Science in Painting: A Brief Survey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  4. Interactive Digital Painting and Calligraphy

  5. Automatic Generation of Artistic Chinese Calligraphy

  6. Animating Chinese Paintings

  7. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 353-363

About this book


"A Computational Approach to Digital Chinese Painting and Calligraphy" is a technical book on computer science and its applications in the arts. It focuses on Oriental digital arts, in particular Chinese arts and painting, offering a multi-disciplinary treatment from the angles of computer graphics, interactive techniques, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. The book also discusses the unique difficulties and challenges of using the computer to produce Oriental arts, including research results by the authors and their lessons and engineering experiences behind these efforts.

Songhua Xu is a computer scientist of Zhejiang University and Yale University, as well as an honorary researcher of the University of Hong Kong. Francis C.M. Lau is Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he leads the Systems Research Group in the Department of Computer Science. Yunhe Pan is Professor of Computer Science at Zhejiang University as well as Deputy President of Chinese Academy of Engineering.


Digital Chinese Calligraphy Digital Chinese Painting animation artificial intelligence computer computer graphics design digital painting graphics human-computer interaction (HCI) intelligence paintings performance proving rendering

Authors and affiliations

  • Songhua Xu
    • 1
  • Francis C. M. Lau
    • 2
  • Yunhe Pan
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.College of Computer ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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