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Learn about Chinese Characters with Yongshan He

May 16, 2023
12:15 - 1:00 pm
Room 3C30 (3rd floor of Centennial Hall)

ASL interpretation available upon request
(email Gallery Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson prior to 4:00 pm on May 12)

Bring your lunch and join us to unlock the mysteries of Chinese characters! Professor Yongshan He will talk about some fundamentals of the Chinese writing system, from its basic elements to interesting linguistic phenomena such as homophones. Everyone is welcome to join and explore the world of Chinese characters, and no previous knowledge of the language is needed.

Yongshan He is an assistant professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at The University of Winnipeg, teaching courses in Chinese language and East Asian Culture. She works on Buddhist material culture in early medieval China, and has broader research interest in East Asian cultural history.

This event is presented in conjunction with Gallery 1C03's exhibition Within and Beyond Tradition: Works by East Asian Artists in The University of Winnipeg Collection.

Gallery 1C03 is on Treaty 1 Territory, the homeland of the Red River Métis and the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Ininew, Anishininew, Dakota and Dene peoples. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

This event is made possible in part through funding from the Manitoba Government.

Image: Oracle Bone, Ox scapula, inscribed with traces of red pigment (cinnabar), China, c.125-1192 BC, Shang Dynasty, 12.6 x 24.5 cm, Courtesy of ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), Toronto, Canada. ©ROM.