The University of Iowa

Confucius Institute to offer free Chinese calligraphy class Dec. 3

November 18th, 2010

UI International Programs’ Confucius Institute will offer a Chinese calligraphy workshop Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 248 Jessup Hall. Participants will learn the art and history of calligraphy while gaining hands-on experience. No prior knowledge of Chinese or of Chinese calligraphy is required and all materials will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Dec. 2, and can be found at

The workshop will be led by Ramon Lim, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus in the UI Department of Neurology. Lim is an expert calligrapher whose work has been exhibited widely in China, Korea and Japan. He is the vice president of the Calligraphy Society of the Rocky Mountain Area and winner of the 8th International Calligraphy Competition in Shanghai in 2005. Lim’s approach to calligraphy is unique in that he interprets the traditional Chinese brush work from the perspective of western esthetics.

For more information, contact Andrea Niehaus or 319.335.1307.