A self- Study Course is a serie for self-taught students who wish to learn Chinese calligraphy. Each of the books addresses one specific topic and includes texts written in Chinese and English with explanations about the materiales required, how they must be used, order of strokes etc.
Description by the publishers
Chinese calligraphy is an essential part of Eastern arts and reflects the spirit of the Chinese nation.China has always regarded calligraphy as the quintessence of Chinese culture and a national treasure. It is a required course at schools and considered an essential quality for all intellectuals. To meet the demand of the calligraphic learners, Huang Quanxin has compiled the Chinese Calligraphy Teach-Yourself Series, which includes six books: A Self-Study Course in Seal Script, A Self-Study Course in Official Script, A Self-Study Course in Regular Script, A Self-Study Course in Wei Stone Inscriptions, A Self-Study Course in Running Script, and A Self-Study Course in Cursive Script. Each book consists of the following chapters in Chinese and English: A Brief Introduction, Techniques, Strokes, Radicals, Structure, Art of Composition, Creation, Tracing and Copying, and Appreciation. With the exception of those written by ancient calligraphers, all model scripts are the work of Huang Quanxin, which is helpful for beginners learning the basics, and others who are trying to improve their calligraphic skills. The books contain standard models for characters, systematic theories for self-study, and instructions regarding radicals, stroke order, and character structure. The Chinese Calligraphy Teach-Yourself Series is well formatted, informative, and engaging. Readers may appreciate Chinese calligraphy as a way of self-cultivation while practicing the models in the books to improve their skills. We sincerely hope these materials help you study Chinese calligraphy.