Chinese is the only language in the world that uses pictographic writing (a type of writing in which a word or object is denoted by a certain sign or symbol). And therefore, studying Chinese is a fascinating and useful activity. Chinese characters are very symbolic, each has its own history of passage and how it changed over time. Characters are especially beautiful when written in the traditional way - with a brush. Learn more about Chinese calligraphy.
Chinese writing is a highly respected art form. Mastery of the language, as well as its writing, is distinguished by an educated, competent, cultural person in China. And Chinese literature is incredibly rich in wise sayings and beautiful verses.