From the Elitist to the Popular: Hong Kong Calligraphy from 1901 to 1950 Faculty of Arts
Speaker: Prof. Harold Mok (Department of Fine Arts)
Date: 14 December 2012 (Fri)
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: G24, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Language: Cantonese
Abstract: The talk focuses on the development of Hong Kong Calligraphy in the first half of the 20th century. It started as a kind of arts activity among the literati. With the migration of retired senior officials of Qing Dynasty and calligraphists to the South and with the efforts of individual and arts associations, calligraphy became popular in Hong Kong through social gatherings, exhibitions, education, publications and book sales. During this half a century of development, Hong Kong Calligraphy not only served as a kind of personal hobby, but was also associated with issues such as relief fundraising and preservation of the quintessence of Chinese culture. All these reflect the popularization of Hong Kong Calligraphy from the Elitists to the Popular mass.

 

From the Elitist to the Popular Hong Kong Calligraphy 1  From the Elitist to the Popular Hong Kong Calligraphy 2

 

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