Studying Chinese characters and calligraphy can not only improve Chinese reading and writing skills, but also reveal a great deal about the origins of Chinese culture. The rich and colorful culture of ancient China comes to life through the shapes, meanings, and sounds of Chinese characters. During this ARTbreak, we will explore the cultural underpinnings of Chinese calligraphy with Dr. Xiaojun Wang, professor and advisor of Chinese in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. As a scholar and professor of applied linguistics, Chinese linguistics, and sinology, Wang has published many articles and more than 30 books and textbooks worldwide. He has served as the department chair of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and the founding director of the Confucius Institute at WMU, and he has been head of the university’s Chinese program since 1997.
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