“Three Perfections” Starts from Classical Chinese Poetry

To be good at classical Chinese poetry, calligraphy, and traditional Chinese painting, i.e., shi 诗, shu 书, and hua 画, has been the goal of traditional Chinese literati for nearly two thousand years. Poetry, the systematic training of which had started around the 6th century B.C.E. in China, is the first of the “Three Perfections,” sanjue 三绝. The DAMELL and Project for Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture offer regular courses on all the three of them at Dartmouth, i.e., CH 54, CH 62.01, CH 63.01 and CH 82. Well trained in classical Chinese poetry, Prof. Chuanxi Chen (PhD in Classical Chinese Literature) authored two anthologies of classical Chinese poetry, Liaoyan 了言 and Huanjian 还剑, before he concentrated on Chinese art history. Prof. Chen is invited to visit CH 54 “Classical Chinese Poetry” to give a talk and demonstration of drafting classical Chinese poems with traditional Chinese ink and brush during 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM, Thursday, October 23, 2014. Below are Prof. Chen’s poems, calligraphy and painting.

History in Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture

Project for Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture Workshop # 3

History in Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture:
Significances of the Twe
nty-Four Histories with Mao’s Commentaries

Led by Profs. Xing Wen 邢文 & Chen Chuanxi 陈传席

Co-sponsored by Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures &
Project for Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture

12:00 – 14:00 PM, Friday, 24 October 2014

Haldeman Conference Room 125, Dartmouth College

Pre-workshop Talk:
The Calligraphy and Manuscript Art of Mao Zedong (1893-1976) 毛泽东书法与手稿艺术, 4:15-6:00 PM, Thursday, October 23, 2014, 104 Wilder Hall

Friday lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
Registration due by 8:00 AM, Wednesday, October 22: Wen.Xing@Dartmouth.EDU

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Chen Kicks Off the 24 Histories Project at Dartmouth

Prof. Chen Chuanxi’s lecture on Thursday, October 23 will mark the beginning of the multi-year student-faculty project to transcribe and translate Mao’s handwritten commentaries on the longest continuous history in the world, the Twenty-Four Histories. Dartmouth students who are interested in participating in this project are encouraged to contact Prof. Xing at Wen.Xing@Dartmouth.EDU.

Mao’s Calligraphy and Manuscript Art

The Project for Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture at Dartmouth College is sponsoring a multi-year student-faculty project to transcribe and translate Mao’s commentary manuscripts in his stylistic calligraphy written on the margins of the 850 volumes of China’s official Twenty-four Histories 毛泽东评点二十四史. As one of the most influential art critics and art historians, Prof. Chen Chuanxi 陈传席, Chair Professor of Renmin University of China, will comment on Mao’s calligraphy and manuscript art thus provide a critical context for the Twenty-Four Histories project at Dartmouth.



Thursday, October 23, 2014
104 Wilder Hall


Waiting for the Wind in Silence

Prof. Huang Dun, one of the key contributors of the international exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Manuscript Art at Dartmouth College (http://sites.dartmouth.edu/calligraphy/2013/04/30/welcome-to-chinese-calligraphy-at-dartmouth/) will present his individual exhibition during September 10-17 at Jiangsu Art Museum in Nanjing, China (http://www.jsmsg.com/news/zlyg/2014-9-1/1409533449161.shtml). Awarded numerous top national and international prizes, Prof. Huang is one of the most achieved and distinguished artists and scholars in Chinese calligraphy and seal-cutting.




















Krause to Talk at Dartmouth

Journey to the East
Enlightening Your Worldview via Chinese Culture

by Jonathan Krause

A Chinese and business double major during undergraduate training, recipient of the Joseph Fletcher Memorial Award for Excellence in an A.M. Thesis at Harvard, who trained in Asia for five years in Kagyu and Nyingma Buddhist traditions related to mantra, meditation and mindfulness, currently Class of 2017 at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in Texas, and the calligrapher of the following work:

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4:00 – 6:00 PM, Thursday, 15 May 2014
104 Wilder Hall, Dartmouth College
Sponsored by DAMELL

Chinese Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture Workshop 2

Project for Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture

Presents CCMC Workshop 2

The Hengxian 恒先 Manuscript:
“Ante-Eternity” in the Warring States China

Led by Profs. Chen Jing and Xing Wen

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 14 May 2014
105A Bartlett Hall, Dartmouth College

Free Registration:
Wen.Xing@Dartmouth.EDU (by midnight 13 May 2014)

Image of the 4th century BCE bamboo-slip manuscript Hengxian
(Ma Chengyuan, ed., Shanghai bowuguan cang Zhanguo Chu zhushu [san]. Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 2003, p. 9):


The first English article and translation of the Hengxian by Chen Jing, “Interpretation of Hengxian: An Explanation from a Point of View of Intellectual History.” Frontiers of Philosophy in China Vol. 3, No. 3 (2008), 366-388:

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Xing Wen’s transcription and reconstruction (in Chinese): “The Chu Bamboo-slip Hengxian: A Reconstructed Transcription with Section Division.” History of Chinese Philosophy 2010.2 (May 2010), 51-56.

Selected further reading (in Chinese): Xing Wen, “The Chu Bamboo-slip Hengxian and the ‘Eight-Couplet Essay.’” Guangming Daily 1 March 2010, page 12.

Chinese Calligraphy in May

Dartmouth Chinese Culture Society &
Project for Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture present

Spring 2014 Workshop on Chinese Calligraphy and Manuscript Culture

Calligraphy as a Culture

Talk and Demonstration by Prof. Wen Xing

4:00-5:00 PM, 2 May 2014 (Friday)
007 Kemeny

Supplies will be provided



时间:2014年5月2日(星期五)下午4:00 – 5:00
地点:Kemeny 007

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