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"The Road of Calligraphy Education – Exhibition of Achievements in Sixty Years of Calligraphy Education in Chinese Universities" Kicks Off at NAMOC
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On the morning of July 11, the opening ceremony of "The Road of Calligraphy Education – Exhibition of Achievements in Sixty Years of Calligraphy Education in Chinese Universities" kicked off at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). Under the guidance of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, the exhibition is hosted by the China Academy of Art (CAA), NAMOC, and the Zhejiang Federation of Literary and Art Circles, organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Nanjing University of the Arts (NUA), and Capital Normal University, and supported by the Zhejiang Province Calligraphers Association (ZPCA), Xiling Seal Engraver's Society, Suzhou Art Museum, and Lu Weizhao Academy of Painting and Calligraphy. The event is sponsored by the China National Arts Fund, as part of its efforts to publicize, communicate, and promote China's art projects.

Attendees of the opening ceremony include Han Qide, Chairman of the 11th to 13th Central Committee of Jiusan Society, former Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, former Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, honorary Chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology, and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Yuan Ming, Han's wife, honorary Dean of the Yenching Academy of Peking University; Cai Wu, former Minister of Culture; Wang Wenzhang, former Vice Minister of Culture; Xu Jiang, Vice Chairman of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC), Chairman of Zhejiang Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles (ZPFLAC), and Director of the Academic Board of CAA; Chen Zhenlian, Vice Chairman of CFLAC, Vice President and Secretary-General of Xiling Seal Engraver's Society, and professor at Zhejiang University and CAA; An Yuanyuan, Party Secretary of NAMOC; Sun Xiaoyun, Chairman of Chinese Calligraphers Association (CCA); Li Xin, Party Secretary and Resident Vice Chairman of CCA; Ren Youqun, Director of the Department of Teachers, Ministry of Education (MOE); Huang Xiaohua, Deputy Director of the Department of Teachers, MOE; Zhang Qingguo, Director of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Higher Education, MOE, and Secondary Inspector of the Department of Higher Education, MOE; He Yawen, Deputy Director of the Department of Art, Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT); Liu Dongyan, Deputy Director of the Department of Science and Technology Education, MCT; Qian Xiaofang, Deputy Director of Science, Education, Culture and Health of the Provincial People's Congress of Zhejiang; Jin Yibin, Chairman of the Committee of Academy Affairs of CAA; Gao Shiming, President of CAA; Qiu Zhijie, Vice President of CAFA; Li Tong, Vice President of NUA; Wang Dan, Ye Peigui, and Pan Shanzhu, Vice Chairpersons of CCA; Yan Gongda, former Vice Chairman of CCA and President of the Calligraphy Branch, Calligraphy and Painting Association, MOE; Li Gangtian, Vice President of Xiling Seal Engraver's Society and professor at Zhengzhou University; Zhao Yanjun, Vice Chairman of ZPFLAC and Chairman of ZPCA; He Difei, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of ZPCA, Liu Heng, former Director of Calligraphy Art Center, CFLAC; Zhu Pei'er, Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Calligraphy, Lu Mingjun, Doctoral Tutor at Chinese National Academy of Arts; Huang Dun, professor at CAA and NUA; and Qiu Zhenzhong, professor at CAA and CAFA. The ceremony was also attended by esteemed figures in higher calligraphy education, department leaders from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, academic leaders from universities and art schools, including the Chinese National Academy of Arts, Beijing Normal University, Zhejiang University, and eight art universities, faculty, students, and alumni from the School of Calligraphy of CAA, as well as professionals from all sectors of society and journalists.


Distinguished visitors to the exhibition include Ding Zhongli, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, Chairman of the Central Committee of the China Democratic League, and Academician of CAS; Lu Yingchuan, CPC Committee Member and Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism.


Mr. Han Qide announced the commencement of the exhibition. Gao Shiming, An Yuanyuan, on behalf of NAMOC Curator Wu Weishan, Li Tong, Sun Xiaoyun, Chen Zhenlian, and Xu Jiang delivered a speech at the ceremony. The event was presided over by Shen Hao, Vice President of CAA.


An academic symposium on the 60th anniversary exhibition of higher calligraphy education was held at NAMOC in the afternoon.