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!

Technical Calligraphy Studies Week at Dartmouth

Holly R. Langley Talking on “Yan Style and Fractal Calligraphy” on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

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Don’t Miss DAMELL’s Honors Thesis Presentation by Angelina L. DiPaolo’17 丁安洁
Who Is Making Revolutionary Progresses in Technical Calligraphy Studies:
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
YAN ZHENQING’S CALLIGRAPHY AS AN EXTENSION OF THE SELF
美丽心灵:作为自我延伸的颜真卿书法
4:30 PM, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
031 Kreindler Seminnar, Haldeman Center, Dartmouth College