Summer Chinese Calligraphy and Painting at Dartmouth

We are approaching the end of the summer 2019 Chinese painting and calligraphy study with Prof. Xing at Dartmouth (ASCL 60.07 & 62.01). We never had enough time to discuss traditional Chinese calligraphy, painting, poetry, philosophy and religions in class.

It is amazing how much we have achieved in three-week training of writing Chinese ink-bamboo painting (ASCL 60.07) and six-week practice of all the major scripts in Chinese calligraphy (ASCL 62.01).


Prof. Xing says that there will be no surprise, as always, for him to see how amazing our final projects will be.

Chinese Mathematical Calligraphy: Dedicated to Prof. Li Xueqin

Prof. Xing’s calligraphy exhibition, “Chinese Mathematical Calligraphy: The Oracle-Bone Perspective, Dedicated to Professor Li Xueqin (1933-2019),” opened in Las Vegas in April 2019:

More details can be found on Prof. Xing’s website here.
This is Prof. Xing’s second exhibition of Chinese Mathematical Calligraphy. Click here for more detail of his first Mathematical Calligraphy exhibition.

Calligraphy in China

Classroom practice at BNU in Beijing, China.

Calligraphy trip to Confucius’s Temple, Qufu, Shandong Province on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Reading the Stele of Confucius’s Temple(至圣先师孔子庙碑).

Visiting the natural museum of Chinese calligraphy in Mountain Tai on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Calligraphy Is a Special Game

Today our Beijing FSP participants had a “special game” and each of us received a great special gift–Prof. Deng Baojian 邓宝剑, Chair of the Calligraphy Department at BNU, delivered a wonderful talk on Chinese calligraphy, “Calligraphy Is a Special Game”:

In today’s special game, he kindly did each of us an amazing gift–our Chinese names in his beautiful calligraphy:


“Thank you, Prof. Deng, we love you!”

Chinese Calligraphy and Physics Combined

Ding Anjie (Angelina L. DiPaolo ’17) successfully presented and defended her revolutionary Chinese calligraphy Honors Thesis at Dartmouth on 17 May 2017.

Judging Calligraphy Excellence Based on Velocity

“Drawing calligraphy can be defined through electric and magnetic field movements… To lift, we must press, and to draw right we must close the stroke by turning the brush left. These are equal and opposite, and reinforce each other, creating waves and moving with the flow of the energy waves in a seamless creation of a calligraphy masterpiece, guided by electric and magnetic fields.”
— Angelina L. DiPaolo ’17

Literal Proof of Yan’s Light Wave Guiding Him through the Piece, Leading His Hand to Press Deeper or Lighter with the Velocity of His Hand

CONGRATULATIONS, DING ANJIE! WE TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK!