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The Classical and the New

Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Fonts
When Thu 14 Sep 1600
Where UQAM, Cœur des sciences
Who Wen Wang, Wei Ming

The history of Chinese writing is, in a nutshell, the history of Chinese calligraphy. From oracle bones to bronzeware scripts, to small seal script, to clerical script, to cursive script, and finally to regular script, the history of the Chinese calligraphy has been evolving for three thousand years has been evolving for three thousand years. In China, calligraphy eventually formed a self-sustaining art, occupying an immensely respected position. The cursive, semi-cursive, and regular script especially, have become the dominant Chinese bookhand in the past 1,000 years, profoundly influencing Chinese civilization and the tradition of Han culture.

The main purpose of this study is to explore and present how traditional Chinese calligraphy becomes an industrialized, standardized font and how all of these influences are associated with contemporary Chinese society and modern civilization.

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