Students’ Calligraphy and Paper-Cut Works Are Exhibited in the Library

Students’ Calligraphy and Paper-Cut Works Are Exhibited in the Library

November 8, 2017

Students of CHIN 311, Introduction to Chinese Culture, practiced some traditional Chinese forms of art, including Chinese calligraphy and paper-cut in class. Selected works are exhibited on the third floor of the library now.

As an attempt to combine cultural practices with theoretical studies, the instructor of this course, Dr. Liulin Zhang, incorporated various culture-related activities into the curriculum. In this way, students learn by doing.

Calligraphy has been widely practiced in China and generally highly esteemed in the Chinese cultural sphere (including, historically, for example, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam). Always symbolizing good luck and happiness, Chinese Paper-cut is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts, dating back to the second century. By practicing Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, students gained some vivid experiences of Chinese culture.

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