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CI at UofSC Holds Chinese Calligraphy Class in 2019 Fall Semester

On November 12th local time, the ten-week Chinese calligraphy class in 2019 fall semester organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of South Carolina was successfully concluded. The course started on September 10th and was held on Tuesdays at noon in the conference room of the Confucius Institute. It attracted many calligraphy enthusiasts and Chinese traditional culture enthusiasts to participate actively.

The Chinese Calligraphy Course is a non-credit course with traditional Chinese characteristics offered by the Confucius Institute at the University of South Carolina. Hong Peijun, a Chinese calligrapher from Taiwan, was hired as the course instructor. Ms. Hong has been studing Chinese calligraphy with famous teachers since childhood. She is proficient in all kinds of calligraphy fonts and has rich traditional cultural accumulation and knowledge reserve. Her lectures were wonderful and received unanimous love and praise from the students.

Seemingly simple words, but after writing them all, I was sweating”, one student said. The trainees expressed their love for Chinese calligraphy, and fully affirmed the progress brought to them by participating in this course. Another Chinese major student who participated in the course said that practicing Chinese calligraphy would be of great help to his Chinese learning, and I hope there will be such a class next semester.