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2016 International Symposium

The American Society of Shufa Calligraphy Education (ASSCE) and the Confucius Institute in Atlanta are pleased to announce the 10th International Conference on Chinese Writing and Calligraphy Education to be held at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 20-22, 2016.

Since its inception in 1998, the ASSCE has been dedicated to the promotion of hanzi calligraphy education in the U.S. and abroad. It has successfully held nine international conferences:

1998 University of Maryland
2000 California State University, Long Beach
2002 Beijing Normal University
2004 University of South Carolina
2006 Yasuda Women’s University, Hiroshima, Japan
2008 National Taichung Normal University, Taiwan
2010 Capital Normal University, Beijing
2012 Southwestern University
2014 Guangxi Art Institute, Nanning, Guangxi

The theme of the 10th conference is Reform, Innovate, Sustain: New Challenges in Chinese Writing and Calligraphy Education. We welcome presentation proposals on (but not limited to) the following subthemes:

·      “顺应潮流,以变应变,变中求通,变中求存: 汉字书法教育方法的推陈出新”
Sustainability through changes: innovating Chinese writing and calligraphy pedagogy

·      “新视角,新观念,新策略:汉字书法教育理论探讨”
New perspectives, new concepts, new strategies: exploring new theories of Chinese writing and calligraphy education

·      “寓文于字,以字习文:融汉字书法教育和中华文化传播为一体”
Culture through calligraphy: integrating Chinese writing and calligraphy education with Chinese cultural studies

·      “媒介和工具:电子时代的汉字书法教育”
Media and tools: Chinese writing and calligraphy education in the digital age

·      “寓教于艺:汉字书法艺术与书法教育之相辅相成”
Education through art: complementarity of education and art in Chinese writing and calligraphy

·      “寓教于研:汉字书法艺术研究与书法教育之有机结合”
Education through research: synthesis of research and education in Chinese writing and calligraphy

·      “何去何从,集思广益: 汉字书法教育的前途和命运”
Whither Chinese writing and calligraphy education? Brainstorming our future

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