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:
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.