Online Class Series

Class Descriptions

Tuesday, June 15 at 6:30 PM ET 
Chinese Culture and the Written Word
Cara Hugabonne
In this class, we explore the history of the writing system in China, from its origins as a technical skill in a sacred ritual, to its celebration as the defining feature of literati culture, to its criticism in the early 20th century. Along the way, we will note the evolution of the character forms and aesthetics, and the intricate system of visual cues and clues to meaning and pronunciation contained in each. You can even try your hand at traditional brush calligraphy!

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