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The Beauty of Hanzi

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Beauty of Hanzi (Chinese Calligraphy)

Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Location: University of Washington, Johnson Hall, 175
Free admission – Register Here

This workshop will let participants understand how Hanzi (Chinese Characters) came into being, and to experience its beauty in terms of pronunciation, formation, and meaning. Ultimately one can relish the Chinese culture, Chinese philosophy, and the secret of Chinese happiness!

Please note that this lecture will be held in Mandarin Chinese, with English handouts prepared for the audience.

Introduction of lecturers:

聂 晖,女,中国书法家协会、中华诗词学会、中国古琴学会会员。亚洲文化交流协会书画艺术委员会秘书长。重庆大学艺术学院造型中心副主任。曾被评为重庆十佳才女。入选全国七届八届书法国展,新人新作展,正书展,首届妇女书法比赛金奖。先后应邀于马来西亚、印尼、新加坡、澳门、北京、江苏、重庆等地举办个人诗书画展、古琴音乐会。著有诗书画印集《造化心源》、《汉字之美》,合著《读字》、《读字识中国》。

Nie Hui: Female, member of Chinese Calligraphers Association, member of The Poetry Institute of China, member of the Chinese Ancient Guqin Association, Managing Director of the Asian Cultural Communication Association and the Secretary General of the Asian Painting and Calligraphy Committee, the Associate Supervisor of the Composition Department of Chongqing Paintings and Calligraphy Association, the Vice Chairman of the Nan’an Calligraphers Association. She was ranked in “The Top Ten Most Talented in Chongqing.” She won the gold prize for “The 1st Women’s Calligraphic Competition”, and has been invited to hold an exhibition of her own poetry, calligraphy, painting works and Guqin concert in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Macaw, Beijing, Jiangsu, Chongqing and other places.
She authored Predestination of Grasps and the Beauty of Chinese Characters.She and Xie Feidong co-authored the monograph of calligraphic philology – Reading Chinese Characters,Reading Chinese Characters to know China.


Xie Feidong: Male, member of China’s Academy of Guqin and China’s Academy of Poetry, proprieter of Tushan Guqin Club. He was once invited to participate in the calligraphy and painting activities in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the culture and art  activities in Korean, Singapore and Malaysia, and the activity of “Leave the Heritage to the Future” – Masters of Guqin and Musical Masterpiece Enter 100 Schools held by the Ministry of Culture. His representative track is Elegant and Unrestrained, and the tracks he composed includes The Dance of Bayu Place, etc. He and Madam Nie Hui co-authored the monograph of calligraphic philology – Reading Chinese Characters,Reading Chinese Characters to know China.


This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington and Chongqing Municipal Education Commission.


November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm