About Us


Our Mission

CalligraphyofChina's mission is to offer the best Chinese educational and cultural products to anyone with an interest in Chinese culture.

Our History

At its inception, CalligraphyofChina was created to provide quality Chinese cultural and educational products to families who have adopted children from China. During outings in the park with his friends, CalligraphyofChina’s founder, Shengjin Li, met many of these adoptive families, who looked to provide answers about China, and its language, culture, and history. Upon investigation, he discovered that there were no resources available in the U.S. for those interested in learning more about Chinese culture. In an effort to meet the growing needs of the Chinese adoptive community, Shengjin launched CalligraphyofChina in 2003.

As the company quickly took root and blossomed, it became apparent that the want for CalligraphyofChina’s cultural and educational resources extended beyond the Chinese adoptive community. Thus, CalligraphyofChina’s focus expanded to include newly immigrated Chinese, Chinese-Americans, and bi-cultural/racial families. Over the years, CalligraphyofChina has come to serve an even broader customer base that includes persons with connections to China, educators and students of the Chinese language, and patrons who are simply fascinated by the country’s rich culture.

Our Products and Services

CalligraphyofChina's products are unique because Shengjin and his colleagues personally select each and every one of them. They have searched for the best quality items available in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S. Furthermore, Shengjin even makes multiple trips to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong every year to locate new products. This allows us to offer the latest and greatest cultural and learning materials, as well as the most fashionable clothing and accessories to our customers.

With global interest in China increasing, schools around the world are adopting Chinese language studies into their curriculum. Appreciating the need for quality educational materials, CalligraphyofChina has always carried an extensive selection of Chinese language products. Over the years, CalligraphyofChina has grown to become a leading Chinese language resource for schools, libraries, and other learning institutions.

In 2007, CalligraphyofChina was named an Official Licensee of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. This auspicious designation was awarded to a limited number of retailers in the United States, and everyone at CalligraphyofChina is very proud to have received such an honor. The Beijing Olympic products provide a meaningful representation of China and will allow CalligraphyofChina to introduce the Chinese culture from a new perspective. We look forward to serving all who have an interest in China or the Olympic Games.

CalligraphyofChina’s product line is updated regularly. New additions are noted in our bi-weekly newsletter and in special email promotions. We pride ourselves on offering responsive and personalized customer service. We encourage you to let us know your needs and suggestions so that we may better serve you now and in the future.