Chinese Calligraphy in Theory and Practice
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Hiina kalligraafia teoorias ja praktikas
Course title in English
Chinese Calligraphy in Theory and Practice
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Yanlin Jiang (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The course aims on giving an overview of the basic outlines of Chinese script, its development and history and different styles of calligraphy. The course offers an opportunity to practice the writing of Chinese characters in standard script.
Brief description of the course
The course gives an overview of the history and development of Chinese script and its practical usages. During the course will be introduced different styles of calligraphy and significant calligraphers in the history. Also there will be explained the structure of character and the compositional elements of calligraphy works. The course introduces the use of materials and tools in calligraphy and writing rules, as well as eight basic types of strokes and their variations used in writing characters. The students will learn the meaning of few Chinese characters and the way how to write correctly these characters. They will learn the nature of calligraphy through practical works.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows and is able to give a short overview of the history of Chinese script and the different usages of calligraphy, and to name some outstanding callgraphers in the history;
- knows how to differentiate various styles of calligraphy and is able to describe their characteristics in few words;
- knows the structural principles of characters and parts of compostion of a calligraphy artwork;
- knows the right manner of writing characters and is able to choose materials and tools for calligraphy works;
- knows the eight basic types of strokes and their variations and is able to write them correctly;
- knows the meaning of one or a couple of characters as well as their structure and is able to write them in a correct way.
Kraft, Kristiina