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Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy: Standard Script with Xuzhuang Li

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10:00- 16:30


Xuzhuang Li

Discover Chinese calligraphy in this introductory course at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Chinese calligraphy is integral to Chinese culture. In the time of the Chinese imperial examination system, calligraphy was a valued measure of one’s education and it has always been a fundamental part of brush paintings.

There are five main scripts or styles: seal, official, regular, running and cursive, and this introductory workshop will mainly focus on the regular style. You will cover the basic strokes, the rules for stroke order for writing common words and phrases. In this course under the guidance of Dr Xuzhuang Li you will focus on popular phrases and titles used in Chinese brush paintings of flowers and birds. If you would like to further your calligraphic brush skills, Dr Xuzhuang Li will also teach the intermediate course Chinese Calligraphy: Running Script later this year (21 July & 18 August).

Please note: All materials are provided on this course, including brushes, ink and paper.

All levels of experience and ability welcome; familiarity with the characters is not required.

This course is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which aims to develop Asian arts courses at The School.

Xuzhuang Li

Dr Xuzhuang Li is a lecturer of Mandarin Language and Translation Theory and Practice at Exeter University. He is an esteemed scholar with a wide range of knowledge and is also an experienced tutor in adult learning.

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