January 25, 2012


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Master Chinese calligrapher and painter Fang Zhiyuan will give a talk and demonstration of calligraphy at Bucknell University Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building.

The talk, "The Art and Influence of Chinese Calligraphy," is free and open to the public. Trout Auditorium will be equipped to project Fang's actions onto the big screen.

Nationally known as one of China's greatest artists, Fang Zhiyuan, also known as Jin Zhixuan, is a master Chinese calligrapher and painter.

A descendant of the royal family of the Qing Dynasty, he demonstrated such talent as a child that he was selected by the Chinese Central Government to attend a special school affiliated with the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

This event is sponsored by the President's Office, the Provost's Office, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the University Lectureship Committee, the Departments of East Asian Studies, Art and Art History, Comparative Humanities, the Language and Culture Residential College, the MacArthur Chair Program in East Asian Politics, the Bucknell University Press, and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

Contact: Division of Communications

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