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.
Chnse 22 - Chinese Calligraphy
History, development, aesthetics, and appreciation of Chinese calligraphy. An examination of Chinese character formation, evolution and etymology as well as a survey of varieties of Chinese scripts and hands-on practice of Chinese calligraphy.(Course conducted in English.) Total of 36 hours lecture.
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Kites in Chinese Culture
Kite-making is a Chinese folk handicraft. Historical records show that the first kite was made in the Spring and Autumn Period. But it was not a pleasure kite. The first kite was a wooden kite made for military purposes. Paper kites appeared later.
Revised June 23, 2011