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Thu, 01/30/2020

During this year’s Chinese Calligraphy course, we brought in a guest speaker to increase...

Thu, 01/23/2020

On Friday, January 24th, students went to the MFA to see the “Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Family and Friends” exhibition. 

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Wed, 01/30/2019

Chinese Calligraphy entered its second successful year with a class nearly double the size of its inaugural cohort. The class, which teaches the technical basics of Chinese calligraphy as well as its history and...

Mon, 01/28/2019

​Students wrote two scrolls for Zhou Laoshi as a thank-you for a well-taught class. The first scroll says, "三人行必有我师焉", meaning "If three walk together, one must be my teacher." The second says, "一位好老师胜过万卷书",...

Fri, 01/25/2019

On Friday of week 3, students wrote chūnlián, or Chinese spring festival couplets, on traditional red paper. The couplets are typically displayed as a pair on either side of a doorway as a New Year's...

Thu, 01/24/2019

Yike Li, a Chinese Language Lecturer from Princeton University, visited the class on Thursday to give a guest lecture. He taught the class the history and evolution of Chinese characters, and shared his personal...

Fri, 01/18/2019

This year’s Chinese calligraphy class is a diverse one, with twenty-nine students whose abilities range from fluent-Chinese-speakers to complete novices. Despite the multiplicity of backgrounds, students were...

Thu, 01/17/2019

Week two of Chinese calligraphy was full of exciting projects. Thursday featured a guest speaker, Yanwen Tan, who taught students the art of bamboo painting. Students had the opportunity to paint their own...

Fri, 01/11/2019

In the first week, students studied a basic history of Chinese calligraphy and began to learn basic technical skills, such as how to hold a brush and nine of the basic strokes. Students practiced their brushwork...