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Chinese Calligraphy and Culture

Dr. Yuechuan Wang from Peking University will present a workshop for Chinese language teachers. The workshop will include a lecture about Chinese calligraphy and culture and demonstration of various styles of Chinese calligraphy.

To register, call (612) 625-5080 or e-mail confucius@umn.edu with your name, email address, phone number and the title of the course(s) you would like to attend. Advance registration is required. Confirmation of registration will happen on a rolling basis.

Schedule

Monday, April 19, 2010
5:00–6:30 p.m. followed by a social hour

Fees

FREE, but registration required

Location

101 University International Center
331-17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

About Dr. Yuechuan Wang

Dr. Yuechang Wang Yuechuan Wang, born in Sichuan province in 1955, is currently a tenured professor and Ph.D. supervisor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Peking University (PKU), China, heading the Research Institute of Calligraphy in PKU. His research interests are Chinese Calligraphy and literary aesthetics. He was awarded the distinction of the National Ex Gratia Emoluments for Experts. In 1995, Wang was elected to be one of the experts in the Project of A Hundred Theorists. He has published numerous books, including A Cultural Study of Post-Modernism, Literary Theory of Post-Colonialism & New Historicism, and The Aesthetics of the Calligraphic Art.

Apart from being a leading academic in the field of Literary Studies, Wang is also a discerning artist of high attainments in calligraphy, painting, and music. He has studied the calligraphic masterpieces of Han, Jin, and Tang Dynasties, fostered a special interest on Wang Xizhi, Wang Xianzhi, and Yan Zhenqing. Wang demonstrates extraordinary techniques in different calligraphic style and shows remarkable skills in the Running Script (cao shu). His calligraphic works and paintings have been published in many volumes and are included in many international collections.

In 2002, his work was exhibited at the National Gallery of China as a part of the “Calligraphic Exhibition of the Contemporary Renowned Academics,” and an “Exhibition of Wang Yue-chuan’s Calligraphy” was held in Macau. Wang was featured in the TV serial “The Light of Chinese Civilization.”       

王岳川教授中文简历

王岳川,1955年生于四川,北京大学中文系教授,博士生导师,中文系文艺理论教研室主任,北京大学书法艺术研究所所长,北京书法院副院长,享受国务院特殊津贴专家。主要研究领域是书法与文艺美学。主要著作有:《发现东方》、《中国镜像》、《中国文艺美学研究》、《全球化与中国》、《后东方主义与中国文化复兴》、《中国书法文化大观》、《书法艺术美学》、《书法文化精神》、《书法身份》等。
王岳川长期临习汉晋唐诸帖,尤好二王和颜书,强调汉唐气象。书法广涉诸家,对草书最用力。书法绘画作品入选多种书法集,并被海外收藏。