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Calligraphy Exhibition of He Xuesen, Professor of the College of Literature Held at the University of New South Wales 2015-10-26

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On November 2, the Calligraphy Exhibition of Professor He Xuesenwas held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The Vice President of UNSW, Mr. Neil Morris, Counsellor of the Consulate-General in Sydney, Wang Xiaojia, Consul of the Consulate-General in Sydney, Liu Wenwu and the Senator of Kingsford Smith, Mr. Matt Thistletwaite were present at the exhibition. The exhibition was held by the Confucius Institute at UNSW.

 

The theme of the exhibition was based on the story of the conversation between Confucius and Wenbo Xuezi recorded in the Chuang Tzu, to demonstrate the spiritual connotation of Chinese culture. The exhibition included Professor He Xuesen’s running handwriting, cursive handwriting, standard handwriting, seal script and official script. These works are about poems or articles of eulogizing Confucianism, Buddhism and Taosim, the joys of lyre-playing, chess, calligraphy and painting and praises of plum blossoms, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemums. Professor He Xuesen made presentation in English titled “The Techniques and Secrets of Chinese Calligraphy”.

 

The director of the institution, Laurie Pearcey (Jin Jiang) met with Professor He Xuesen The famous calligrapher Mr. Shen Peng inscribed the exhibition title. The Chief Executive and the Director General of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), Ms. Xu Lin, the Party Secretary, the Vice President and the General Secretary of the China Calligraphers Association, Mr. Chen Hongwu and the CNU Vice President Gong Huili congratulated He Xuesen.

 

Over 400 teachers and students attended this exhibition.