Friday, July 25, 2014

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration by Professor Bai Qinshen of Harvard

I have been taking the courses of ChinaX on https://www.edx.org/

I feel very thankful that they teachers and students of Harvard presented such wonderful course for anyone who is interested in Chinese culture and history. I have learned a lot from their course.

In this post, I am going to put together some nice videos about the Chinese calligraphy.

First Prof. Bol and Prof. Bai Qianshen (白谦慎)make an introduction of Chinese calligraphy.


Then Prof. Bai gives us a demonstration on brush strokes and tip work



Four treasures of the study  文房四宝:



Prof. Bai demonstrating small regular script


Prof. Bai demonstrating cursive script





Prof. Bai illustrating different scripts with the character 'heaven'   天



Prof. Bai demonstrating different scripts with the character 'wood' 木



Some nice link about Chinese calligraphy:

http://education.asianart.org/explore-resources/video/decoding-chinese-calligraphy-youtube

http://education.asianart.org/sites/asianart.org/files/resource-downloads/Getting%20Started%20with%20Chinese%20calligraphy.pdf