Monday, February 6, 2017

Chinese Writing: An Introduction

Written by: Diane Wolff

First line: China is a country about the same size as the United States.

Why you should read this book: A nice introduction to western children interested in the beautiful art of Chinese calligraphy. The book provides a little overview and history of spoken Chinese dialects and the evolution of Chinese lettering, with instructions and examples to begin painting your own calligraphic images. The philosophy of the art is also discussed, along with practical tips. With bibliography, illustrations, and examples, this is a good way to begin delving into this particular branch of multicultural understanding for young readers.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't want to learn about Chinese writing.

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