“Exhibition of Chinese Characters” held for an 84-year-old student from the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers

[Source]    the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers [Time]    2015-04-24 16:04:43 
 

On March 21st, 2015, the “Exhibition of Chinese Characters” by Mr. Louis Cavert, an 84-year-old student from the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers, France, was held at Chasseneuil du Poitou, attracting over 100 visitors.

As the eldest student of the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers, Mr. Louis Cavert has a deep affection towards the Chinese language and culture and works very hard on it. He once made Chinese characters into pictures in order to remember them. These adapted pictures of Chinese characters have been exhibited in a number of places in France and were quite popular among Chinese learners.

This exhibition displayed 64 pieces of new work by Mr. Louis Cavert over the last two years. The exhibits covered a wide range of Chinese characters, including characters to describe animals, like “shi er sheng xiao” (twelve zodiac animals), “wa” (frog), “yu” (fish) and “xiong” (bear), and characters to describe the nature like “feng” (wind), “yun” (cloud), “xue” (snow) and “yu” (rain). Each character was coupled with explanations in French and relevant Chinese idioms, so even those who didn’t know any Chinese characters would certainly be able to experience the charm of Chinese characters.

This exhibition, which will be on display for three weeks, is jointly organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers, the city government of Chasseneuil du Poitou and the Chasseneuil Loisir Association.

 
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