An interdisciplinary workshop on Chinese calligraphy and its transmedial imagination

13 Jul 2022

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Wed, 13 Jul
13:00 – 16:30

Timezone: Europe/London

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Hosted by: Jennifer Fleming

Please register for your free ticket via Eventbrite and you will receive a zoom link on the day of the workshop.

The Future Story of Chinese Calligraphy: An Online Workshop.

Bringing together emerging scholars and artists from East Asia, Europe, and North America, this workshop seeks path-breaking approaches to the studies of Chinese calligraphy especially in transmedia contexts.


This is a free event organised by SOAS, University of London, that will take place virtually on Wednesday July 13 from 1 PM to 4:30 PM (London Time). Please register for the event here: A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees shortly before the event starts.


1 PM to 2:30 PM, Panel 1: Calligraphy × Painting 書畫

Michael Cavayero, Tang Dynasty Finger Painting and Buddhist Connections: Records of Zhang Zao

Shuo Hua and Sarah Ng, Semiotic Scripts and Calligraphic Expression: Capturing the Spirit of Antiquity in Modern Chinese Paintings 

Yuetong Wang, My Story about Calligraphy Practice and the Current Situation of Chinese Contemporary Calligraphy

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Panel 2: Brush × Movie 書幕

Xiaoyu Xia, Animating Calligraphy: Script Crisis and Interwar Chinese Cinema

Julia Keblinska, Calligraphy and the Television Screen in Honglou Meng

Linqing Zhu, Authentic Enstrangement: Artificiality and the Use of Chinese Characters in Jia Zhangke's Films

The workshop is convened by Dr. Panpan Yang with the assistance of Jennifer Fleming. It is generously supported by SOAS Seedcorn Fund, East Asian Research Seminar (EARS), Department of History of Art and Archaeology, and Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies.

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