2018/9/15 | 14:00 – 15:30Speaker: Professor Sin Chow YiuVenue: HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology (Level 7, Shaw Tower) Language: Cantonese
Biography: Professor Sin Chow Yiu is currently Vice President (Academic), Dean of School of Arts, and Head of Department of Chinese, Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education. He is Honorary Emeritus at School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong (HKU); Fellow, The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HKU; Member, Academic Consultative Committee, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica; Honorary Research Fellow, Tsinghua University; Honorary Professor, Nankai University; and Visiting Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University.
Abstract: ‘Rustic antiquity’ (guzhuo 古拙) and ‘ingenious novelty’ (xinqiao 新巧) seem to be a pair of contradictory concepts. However, the calligraphy of Master Jao Tsung-i is so diversified and versatile that it can be called rustic and ingenious at the same time. Thus, the seemingly mutually exclusive concepts of ‘rustic antiquity’ and ‘ingenious novelty’ found a perfect balance in his calligraphic art. In this lecture, the speaker will illustrate the unique finesse of Master Jao’s calligraphy by drawing examples from his calligraphy works written in various scripts, ranging from the early oracle-bone, bronze, bamboo, and silk scripts to the latter-day seal, clerical, regular, running, and cursive scripts.
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