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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 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.


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


FREE, but registration required


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.”