International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Cultural Studies for Chinese Calligraphy Education in Elementary and Middle Schools in China
Yu Yu

This paper focuses on cultural studies to introduce Chinese calligraphy and the teaching of calligraphy in elementary and middle school in China. This paper presents the Cultural Spirit of Chinese Calligraphy which includes: beauty of life, beauty of personal characteristics, and beauty of philosophy, and are based on Chinese calligraphy writing styles, the images that calligraphy embodies, and the techniques of calligraphy. This paper draws attention to the cultural significance of calligraphy education in elementary and middle schools for the purpose of understanding the culture of Chinese characters, immersing the students into Chinese traditional culture, and character development through calligraphy. How to best teach calligraphy? This paper explores the present situation of calligraphy education in China and suggests best cultural practices for implementing calligraphy education at the elementary and middle school level in China. The implementation of Chinese calligraphy at the elementary and middle school levels depends on sound policies, a solid calligraphy curriculum, and proven calligraphy practice techniques as well as sound cultural education.

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