The University of Iowa

Confucius Institute to offer free Chinese calligraphy class Oct. 24

October 10th, 2012

Confucius Institute Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
UI International Programs’ Confucius Institute will offer a Chinese calligraphy workshop Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. Participants will learn the art and history of calligraphy while gaining hands-on experience. No prior knowledge of Chinese or calligraphy is required and all materials will be provided.

Chinese calligraphy workshop
This event is free and open to the public. Please register via e-mail to if you would like to attend.

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.

Sponsors of this event are the Confucius Institute and International Programs. For more information, contact Erin Mullins at or 319-335-3857. Learn about other Confucius Institute activities and events at