Time: Fri Nov.3 4-6pm
Location: IU Mathers Museum of World Culture
Chinese Calligraphy Club puts on a cultural event on the Silk Road.
“The Silk Road”, theater drama,
by Heping Theater Club
“Uyghur Kizi”, Xinjiang dance,
“The Spring on Mount Tianshan”,
Calligraphy: Yangkun Lu
Pipa: Zixuan Wang
“Half a Pot of Yarn”.
Guzheng: Shuting Feng,
Dance: Xinyi Shen
Calligraphy Bamboo script is ancient calligraphy written on a piece of bamboo or wood. Bamboo script, from the Han dynasty, is an ancient relic that was often found on the Silk Road. During the Han dynasty, the history of the connections of China with Middle Asia, West Asia, and North Asia was recorded using bamboo script.
The river, prairie, the Gobi Desert, and the people who lived there created their own culture. Since the Silk Road ran through the western part of China, traders from the east wanted to guarantee that they could pass through the region safely. Fruit in the western part of China became ripe and began to fall during autumn and winter, so traders saw these seasons as the best time to visit the Silk Road since the ripe fruit in the West would ensure that they would be well-nourished.