Abstract: Chinese calligraphy, often recognized as an iconic representation of Asian culture, is widely regarded as a traditional art form with over thousands of years history. However, it is often overlooked that, at its core, calligraphy is a method of writing. In the process of learning about Asian art, culture, and character history through Chinese calligraphy, we can also introduce Chinese beginners to the art of writing Chinese characters. This integration of traditional Chinese calligraphy as a means of writing Chinese characters with language learning offers numerous advantages for novice learners. It engages their senses of sight, hearing, speech, and touch simultaneously, preventing the tedium associated with mechanical character copying. Furthermore, it significantly enhances their understanding of stroke order and character structure, while also alleviating anxiety related to Chinese character acquisition.
"Bringing Calligraphy Art Back to Writing – An Exploration of Calligraphy Education for Chinese Beginners,"
Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology: Vol. 6:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cltmt/vol6/iss2/3