Multimedia Learning Resources
(22 February to 30 June 2011)
Study channels in different formats, such as inside-library display and remote subject web, were made available so as to accommodate varied learning needs. Activities include:
Exhibition of Library Resources and Calligraphy Works of Dr Sze Chi-ching
Library resources on Chinese calligraphy to facilitate students’ research were introduced. Selected calligraphy works of Dr Sze Chi-ching complimented with introduction to the characteristics of Chinese calligraphy were displayed. Collections of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy stationeries were also exhibited.
The web site http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/event/ch_calligraphy/, which presents an overview of the development of categories of calligraphy and their appreciation and analysis, gives students an initial understanding of Chinese calligraphy. Readers can also access an archive of the exhibited works of Dr Sze Chi-ching and his biography through the web site.
Supplementary Learning Resources
The Library and CCIV has developed a booklet on the history and different forms of Chinese calligraphy in Chinese and English for students’ interests and further reference.
The web site of the Chinese Calligraphy and Opus Collections e-learning resource (http://elearning.npm.gov.tw/calligraphy/index_ch.html) developed by the National Palace Museum was displayed at the Multi-purpose Lobby in touch-screen format for users’easy access.
Apart from the traditional promotional media, we also introduced Chinese calligraphy through the screening of videos at the Mini Theatre of the Library with the aim to provide students with the opportunity to explore the beauty of this form of art in another view. The videos that have been played were: (1) The Passage《經過》 (2006), a movie which spins a modern love story from a centuries-old piece of Chinese calligraphy; and (2) Cursive《行草》 (2003), a recording of the lyrical ballet dance with its title and movement ideas inspired by Chinese calligraphy by Lin Hwai-min for the Cloud Gate Dane Theatre of Taiwan.
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop & Talk on Chinese Calligraphy and Literature
(14 February to 23 March 2011) & (22 Mar 2011)
- Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
AIn collaboration with CCIV, 28 workshops were organized and participants were introduced to the basic skills and techniques of Chinese Calligraphy through multimedia resources and demonstration. They also had hand-on practice in calligraphy in order to arouse their interests in this form of traditional Chinese arts. To extend the cultural ambience in the University community, CityU staff were welcomed to join as well.
(23 March to 30 June 2011)
The learning assessment in the form of online quiz was available to evaluate students’ initial knowledge about Chinese calligraphy after their participation in different forms of learning activities. A total of 300 students from both local and outpost campuses took part in the quiz in which 185 students got half of their answers correct. Participants commented that through this event, their interests in Chinese calligraphy are being aroused and they were able to gain initial understanding of this art. They suggested the Library to organize more Chinese calligraphy workshops in the near future.