I cannot tell you an a simple answer, however if you asked a Chinese or Japanese artist they would. As a westerner I see differences in some periods/dynasties but many times I cannot. They both share similar histories of development with religious and secular affiliations to calligraphy and painting. Each has a rich tradition of art or "beautiful skill" as the Chinese call "art", begin your research because it will fascinate you. Find out about the "four treasures", and try them out.