China

On Ink, Tradition, and the Handwritten Word:
Learning Chinese Calligraphy

I started taking calligraphy classes in 1997 at a local museum in Nanjing dedicated to a renowned modern calligrapher Lin Sanzhi (1898–1989). For a child in the first grade, it was hard to control the brush, and I often returned home with ink all over … Continue reading On Ink, Tradition, and the Handwritten Word:
Learning Chinese Calligraphy

Beginnings: Childhood Memories from China to the Mall

For almost fifty years, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has connected visitors with artists from around the world. Within each program, participants connect with other representatives from their country or state or occupation while sharing stories and space on the National Mall. And sometimes the Festival … Continue reading Beginnings: Childhood Memories from China to the Mall

Podcast: Missing Voices — The Need for Ethnic Media

Missing Voices: The Need for Ethnic Media Download MP3 What is ethnic media and why is it relevant today? In this podcast entitled “Missing Voices: The Need for Ethnic Media,” several figures active in ethnic media discuss its fundamental importance to societies across the world. … Continue reading Podcast: Missing Voices — The Need for Ethnic Media