Celebrating Chinese New Year is the happiest time for all
the Chinese people! Writing “Fu福” and “Chun春”is the
happiest time for all the students at Ms. Ren Li’s three Chinese classes and
one calligraphy class. Ms. Ren Li, an active member of ASSCE, also a Chinese teacher
at Brockton High school (MA) and a calligraphy teacher at Sharon Chinese School
(MA) carries on the calligraphy tradition to guide her students to make a
calligraphy art piece. (See pictures)
Picture 1: Ms. Ren Li (middle) and her weekend Chinese school students
Picture 2: Ms. Ren Li’s Chinese V. students at Brockton High School, MA
Picture 3: Ms. Ren Li’s Chinese IB (International Baccalaureate) class students are concentrated on practicing calligraphy at Brockton High School, MA
Picture 4: Ms. Ren Li’s Chinese IB (International Baccalaureate) class students at Brockton High School, MA, present their calligraphy art work happily
On Feb. 5 Notre Dame Academy, MA, celebrated the Spring Festival of the Year of Pig featuring a variety of traditional festive activities including the couplet writing. This is the reflection of both the appreciation of the Chinese Culture of the Americans and the significant influence of the Chinese society.
ASSCE Demo info ACTFL 2017 Conference venue: Convention Center, Nashville, TN Time & Date: Friday & Saturday, November 17&18, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM Demo location: Conference Exhibition Center Tuttle Publishing Booth#834 Demo-calligrapher: John Wang; Demo director: Jasmine Tang.
Booth Manager: Mike Page
Madeline Chu, Yea-fen Chen, Huiwen Li, Yu Li, Jasmine Tang, John Wang
The 20th International Academic Seminar of Uniform of Chinese Writing was held in Changsha, China, on July 13-15, 2017. Jasmine Tang, Chi-Ming Tang, Madeline Chu, and Niu Hu attended the seminar. Jasmine Tang presented on "现代化的书同文由繁至简，由简至繁带给大家的惊喜和成就".
The 19th International Symposium on Shu Tong Wen (Unification of the Hanzi Writing Systems) was held in Shanghai inJune 2016. 第十九次汉字书同文国际学术研讨会于今年六月在上海举行。Conference information is available via this link .
At the invitation of Tuttle Publishing, ASSCE members including Bertrand Mao will perform shufademos at the publisher’s booth (#1620). Mr. Mike Page, Digital Marketing Manager and Academic Sales Manager, Tuttle Publishing, calls this event a “wonderful opportunity for education and cultural understanding.”
Bertrand Mao is an accomplished artist and recognized master of calligraphy, a respected and renowned educator, gallery owner and author. He is founding member of the CEG (Calligraphy Education Group), which has eventually evolved into ASSCE today. He has been practicing Chinese calligraphy and painting for more than sixty years. A graduate of Georgetown Law School in 1965, he devoted his lifelong passion for China calligraphy and painting upon retirement to teaching these two arts at University of Maryland, American University, and Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts in Rockville, MD. He has demonstrated and lectured widely at universities, libraries, art museums, and government institutions in the greater Washington, D.C. area and across the country. He has exhibited his artwork in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Taiwan, India, and China.
Nov. 21, 2015 - Professor Helen Shen of the Department of Asian & Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa now offers a new course “Chinese character writing and calligraphy" every Spring.
On March 3, 2015, Professor of Guangxi Art Institute and calligrapher Dr. Tang Kaizhi (唐楷之) visited Emory University. During his visit, Dr. Tang gave a public lecture entitled “Shu Not Shu: Interpreting Modern Chinese Calligraphy,” and conducted a Chinese calligraphy workshop for Emory undergraduate students taking the course “Chinese Writing Systems in Asia” taught by Dr. Yu Li.
Dr. Tang is Professor and Chair of the Calligraphy Department, Guangxi Art Institute, and Research Associate at the Modern Calligraphy Research Institute, China Academy of Fine Arts.
On November 12, 2014, the 2014 New York International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition was held at the Peony Ballroom, Queens Crossing in Flushing, New York. Mr. John S. C. Wang, executive board member of the ASSCE, participated in the exhibition.