Course: Calligraphy 1

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Course title Calligraphy 1
Course code ASH/KG1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Jandová chen Yixuan, M.A.
  • Juan Liang-Ting, M.A.
  • Szokalová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Zahradníková Michaela, Mgr.
Course content
Calligraphy (shufa) is one of the traditional Chinese/Asian art that is closely related to culture and society. Calligraphy is a method of capturing the beauty and scope determined by performing diferent brush moves. Calligraphers were often poets and painters in one person and their fascination with calligraphy letters intermingled with their other art disciplines. The perfect imitation of artistic designs is highly acclaimed in China - perhaps more than in other areas of the arts. The study of calligraphy involves mastering the techniques and styles of famous calligraphic masters.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Observation, Demonstration, Training in job and motor Skils, Grafic and Art Activities
  • Homework for Teaching - 12 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 18 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Introduction to calligraphy: the "four treasures" (paper, brush, ink and stone) Introduction to the most famous Chinese calligraphic styles (Lishi, Kaisha, Xingsha and Caoshu) Regular exercise to achieve mastery of "Lishu" style
Gradual mastering one of the basic styles - lishu.
Interest in calligraphy. It is not necessary to know how to write characters.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Systematic Observation of Student

Regular attendance (at least 85 percent) and active participation in lessons, home preparation for lessons.
Recommended literature
  • Fong, W. C. (1992). Beyond representation: Chinese painting and calligraphy 8th-14th century. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Gao, C., & Li, X. (2007). China's calligraphy art: through the ages. Beijing: China Intercontinental Press.
  • WILLETS, William. (1981). Chinese Calligraphy. Its History and Aesthetic Motivation.. Hongkong: Oxford University Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Indonesian Studies for Tourism (2016) Philological sciences 1 -