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About Us

Originally established as a special interest group of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (, ASSCE promotes international efforts at shufa calligraphy education. 

"Shufa" ("writing methods") is the Chinese term for which "calligraphy" is the nearest but inexact equivalent.  Shufa is the traditional means of writing characters by brush and ink which comprises the standard for Chinese letterforms (or the equivalent).  All standards for forms and styles originate from the specific hand of known masters, in contrast to Roman-letter calligraphy for which the standard derives from ancient Roman inscriptions.   


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    Aaron Prevots, PhD
    Associate Professor of French
    Chair of Chinese, French, and German Programs