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Aesthetic and Moral Ideals in Chinese Calligraphy - LIB 100 US 201 Approved!

Shou, a Chinese character meaning longevity and prosperity, is seen in Chinese calligraphy.

Shou, a Chinese character meaning longevity and prosperity, is seen in Chinese calligraphy.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2204 PERE MARQUETTE

Description:

Dr. Peimin Ni, Peimin Ni, Professor of Modern Western Philosophy, Classical Chinese Philosophy, Metaphysics of Causation at Grand Valley State University
 
Calligraphy is a highly respected form of art in China. It was no sooner after there was written forms of Chinese words than the forms were used with highly sophisticated aesthetic sensitivity. The evolution of Chinese written characters parallels the history of Chinese calligraphy art. Calligraphy was conceived by all major Chinese philosophical traditions such as Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism as a way of cultivating the person and of reaching and expressing one’s moral and aesthetic ideals. Consequently, It also became a way through which political powers and qualifications for rulership were demonstrated. Accompanied by a powerpoint presentation of many images, the session will walk you through the long history and illustrate you how the art embodies rich layers of aesthetic and moral implications.
 
LIB 100 & US 201 Approved

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