Honored guests take group photo
Chen Yingming’s Poetry Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition that organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University was held at the National Museum of China with the support of China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Foundation (COSDF), at 3 pm on November 27th, 2018.
Member of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress, Vice Director and Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress and Director-General of COSDF Cao Weizhou, Director of Oriental Art Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Painter-Calligrapher Professor Chen Yingming, Former Party Secretary of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Wang Zongguang, Vice Director-General of COSDF and President of Western Returned Scholars Association Entrepreneur Alliance Xu Changdong, Member of the Arts Education Committee of Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China Liu Hengyue, attended the opening ceremony and gave speeches. Member of Party Standing Committee and Propaganda Minister of Party Committee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Hu Hao, Secretary-General of COSDF Zhuang Liang, Deputy Secretary-General of COSDF Liu Wei and Gu Lan, Director of the Omnimedia Center of COSDF Zhang Mingrui, also attended the exhibition. At the opening ceremony, Professor Chen Yingming delivers a speech of thanks.
Director-General of COSDF Cao Weizhou, attends the exhibition and gives a speech
Vice Director-General of COSDF Xu Changdong, attends the exhibition and gives a speech
Professor Chen Yingming delivers a speech of thanks at the opening ceremony
Professor Chen Yingming was born in 1930. He was fond of reading poetries and books and particularly like to draw since childhood. He settled in Shanghai in 1955. He learned his painting skills from Liu Haili and Zhu Fuji. After years of study, he gradually developed his own style of landscape painting. Professor Chen Yingming have been always sticking to tradition and learning from nature. In the past decades, he travelled across the country and painted magnificent mountains and rivers. Professor Chen Yingming’s works have always been full of classical temperament which is derived from traditional culture.
Secretary-General Xi Jinping said “the outstanding traditional Chinese culture is our most profound cultural soft power as well as the cultural fertile soil of the socialism with Chinese characteristics”. Professor Chen Yingming has continued to create paintings and calligraphies in his eighties. It will contribute to the heritage and promotion of the excellent traditional Chinese culture.
COSDF is a state-level international public raising foundation which aims to provide services to overseas talents. Promoting the exchanges and cultivation of domestic and overseas senior professionals is one of the core missions of COSDF.
Director-General Cao Weizhou said “In the political report of the 19th CPC National Congress, Secretary Xi Jinping puts forward that we need to strengthen cultural confidence and promote the prosperity of socialist culture”. “Professor Chen Yingming’s poetry paintings and calligraphies uphold the traditional esthetics thought of integrating poetry paintings and calligraphies” he added “It shows the lofty artistic realm and broad humanistic feelings that carries forward traditional culture, and demonstrates the power of cultural self-confidence”. On behalf of COSDF, he expressed the wish to cooperate with artists from different fields and cohere overseas talents in different fields, in order to contribute to the promotion of traditional Chinese culture and the strengthen of the cultural confidence.
The exhibition took place in the No. 11 North Hall of National Museum of China. It was freely opened to the public for a week from 27th November, 2018.
Honored guests take group photo
(Edited by Publicity and Liaison Department)