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Overseas Students Find Fun and Elegance in Fan Painting

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A  group of overseas students from Shanghai University of Traditional  Chinese Medicine learn fan painting, a time-honored traditional Chinese  art, on June 14.


A  group of overseas students from Shanghai University of Traditional  Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) immersed themselves in a fan painting class, a  time-honored traditional Chinese art, on June 14.

Learning  that ancient Chinese calligraphers and painters liked to paint or write  on the paper fans to express their thoughts and feelings, the overseas  youngsters were eager to try their hands at the ancient tradition.


Letting  their imaginations run wild, the students created a variety of vivid  figures, such as pandas, bamboo shoots, and peach blossoms, bringing out  a refreshing and elegant feeling.


The  students were also deeply impressed by the unique method in composing a  picture -- a perfect integration of ink painting skills, fan shapes,  patterns, and inscriptions.


A  school keen to provide overseas students with various cultural  experiences, SHUTCM held a series of creative activities in the spring  semester. For example, the 90-minute-long Shanghai dialect class in May,  by offering students hands-on experience of the native language's  history, development, tones, and pitches, has seen the foreign  youngsters fluent in saying numbers, dates, and daily expressions.

Students pose for a group photo with their painted fans on June 14.


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