Tonglu Li, associate professor of Chinese in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, published an article in the October issue of University Calligraphy, “Building a Cultural Scaffolding for Calligraphy Learning.”
In the article, Li argues that the barrier to learning calligraphy for American students is not technical, but cultural. Therefore, it is critical to provide the necessary cultural scaffolding, the philosophical concepts rooted in Daoism and Confucianism, to complement the technical and artistic aspects of this unique art form.
University Calligraphy is the only journal dedicated to college-level calligraphy education in China.
Published: November 10, 2021