Events

Past Event

Towards Chinese Calligraphy

December 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

On December 8, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to a public lecture featuring Professor Longchun Xue. Professor Xue will be sharing his studies on Wang Duo, a Chinese calligrapher, painter, and poet in Ming dynasty.

In May 1645, Wang Duo and Qian Qianyi surrendered in Nanjing. In February the following year, he was appointed by the Qing dynasty in Beijing, thus becoming a turncoat-official. The main efforts of Wang Duo and the turncoat-official Group in the early Qing dynasty were always to wash away the humiliation of their identity.

In February 1652, Wang Duo died in his hometown. Around this time, his family and relatives carried out various rubbings and collection activities to strengthen Wang Duo's calligraphy and literary image in later generations. In addition to preserving Wang Duo's works, the memory of these turncoat families have been preserved as well. In addition to literature, the collections also tamper with the relationship between Wang Duo and the people of Qingliu in late Ming dynasty.

 

Speaker

Longchun Xue

Xue received his Doctor of Literature at Nanjing Academy of Art in 2004. He is currently a professor at the Research Institute of Cultural Heritag and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of Peking University. His research interest is the Chinese calligraphy seal carving between the 16th and 18th centuries.

 

Special Notice
  • The event will be conducted in Chinese.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 

  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the program. Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please leave us a message below or email beijing.cgc@columbia.edu.