Last month Visiting Scholar Tao Ye introduced students at Hinesburg Community School to images and art from her hometown in Lijiang, China. Lijiang City is located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan and borders Sichuan. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Naxi people.
“Students were curious about my hometown, and they asked me a lot of questions. They wanted to learn more about China.” wrote Tao Ye about the experience in a recent email to ASOP staff. Tao ye said that it was an interesting experience for both the students and herself.
|Wall display of art and information of Lijiang|
|Tao Ye explaining Naxi calligraphy|
|Sharing the basics of calligraphy|
|Students practicing calligraphy|
Part of her presentation included giving the students at Hinesburg Community School an opportunity to practice Chinese calligraphy.