The calligraphy most often includes China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
The East Asian calligraphic tradition originated and developed from China.
There is a general standardiztion of the various styles of calligraphy in this tradition.
East Asian calligraphy and ink and wash painting are closely related, since accomplished using similar tools and techniques.
In the case of Korean calligraphy, the Hangeul and the existence of the circle required the creation of a new technique.
The existence of temporary calligraphy is also to be noted.
This is the practice of water-only calligraphy on the floor which dries out within minutes.
This practice is especially appreciated by the new generation of retired Chinese in public parks of China.