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EALC students compete in Japanese calligraphy contest

Tue. Jan. 20, 2015

calligraphyStudents in the University of Winnipeg's "Introduction to Japanese" language classes (EALC-1100) competed in the first University of Winnipeg Japanese Calligraphy Contest this past week. Over the break, they practiced writing the opening line from a famous 1212 piece called Hōjōki (An Account of My Hut) for evaluation by a former University of Manitoba Japanese instructor. The results and winning entries are as follows:

First place: Jiapu Zhang

Second place: Deryl Raymundo

Third place: Tae Hee Ann

Students were evaluated on their penmanship, use of space, and consistency in characters.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Newmark, Coordinator of the East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) program, "This is a remarkable achievement considering the fact that the students had only begun their studies in the language three months ago."

If you want to have a look at their work, you can find it posted outside of the general office for the Department of Religion and Culture (3C02), next to the bulletin board.  

The course "Introduction to Japanese" is offered through the East Asian Languages and Cultures program in the Department of Religion and Culture.