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Exhibit displays books about Chinese language, culture

May 05, 2010

Books about Chinese language and culture will be on display on May 6 at the Memorial Union.

The Chinese book exhibit will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cochise room 228. The event is free and open to the public.

About 50 middle school students from the Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies will be there learning how to write Chinese calligraphy and to tie Chinese knots in Gila room 224 and Graham room 226, as part of the ASU Confucius Institute and the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures’ “Experience Chinese Culture” event.

Chinese calligraphy is the art of writing Chinese characters using a special brush dipped in ink. Chinese knots are a type of handicraft where intricate knots are made into decorations. Some are purely designs and shapes while others are animals or objects.

The ASU Confucius Institute, the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures, and the ASU Chinese Language Flagship program are sponsoring this event.

Irene Hsiao,
ASU Chinese Language Flagship
Communications Specialist
(480) 970-2324