ERIC Number: ED239517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Why a Calligraphy Course for Language Students.
There is a variety of reasons calligraphy should be taught to students of Chinese. It is pleasurable; it will help students learn to write Chinese characters better, through dexterity and confidence; it will help students learn to read better, especially when dealing with a variety of forms of cursive writing. Furthermore, it is an essential element of the complex communication in Chinese; it is as integral a part of Chinese culture as history or literature; the quality of one's handwriting carries much esteem in China; and students learn stroke count, stroke order, significance of strokes, character composition, etymology, and artistic balance through this study. These benefits are reflected in the attitudes of students and faculty in one department of East Asian studies. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (San Francisco, CA, November 24-26, 1983).