Chinese Language Program
In order to serve the diverse community in the Pasadena District, the Chinese Program at Pasadena City College offers classes that range from Chinese language courses and Chinese cultural courses to courses in Chinese literature. The Program helps students develop communicative skills in the Chinese language and a cosmopolitan knowledge of Chinese culture and literature. Students may also follow a course of study leading to a Chinese major.
Traditional Art - Inkstones
Inkstones, or slabs of stone used to grind ink for traditional Chinese brush writing, are an important expression of Chinese stone carving. Duan inkstones, first produced in Duanzhou, Guangdong Province, were made from stones found at the bottom of a mountain stream. They have a fine, solid texture and glossy sheen; ink prepared in them does not dry quickly.
Revised June 23, 2011