Kun Qu Opera lyrics writing in Chinese Calligraphy by Professor Pei Kai CHENG

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop II

Kun Qu Opera and Chinese calligraphy and which were inscribed in 2008 and 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Professor Pei-Kai CHENG is invited to give live demonstration on  Kun Qu Opera lyrics and provide tutorials with student calligrapher from City University of Hong Kong on basic Chinese calligraphy strokes.  With the generous support from the University of Edinburgh, we hope this event will connect the West with the East.

No experience is required and writing materials will be provided. After the completion of workshop, gifts will be given to the best pieces from participants.  

Come and enjoy writing Chinese calligraphy! 

About Professor Pei-Kai CHENG (鄭培凱教授) 

Prof. Pei-kai Cheng, graduated from National Taiwan University in Western Literature, Yale Ph.D in history and John King Fairbank Post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard University, taught at State University of New York, Yale, and Pace University for 20 years before founding and serving as director of Chinese Civilization Center at City University of Hong Kong in 1998 until 2013. Since then he has been a visiting professor at Zhejiang University and University Professor at Fengjia University in Taiwan. Awarded Merit of Honor by Hong Kong government in 2016, he is now Chairman of Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Consultation Committee.

He has published a large number of books and edited various series of collections on Chinese history and culture.  His research interests cover a wide spectrum of academic subjects on Chinese culture, such as late Ming culture and Tang Xianzu, transcultural aesthetics, tea culture, Chinese export porcelain, and English translation of Chinese classics. He is also the founder and Editor-in-chief of Chinese Culture Quarterly since 1986.

臺灣大學外文系畢業,耶魯大學歷史學博士,哈佛大學博士後。曾任教於紐約州立大學、耶魯大學、佩斯大學、台灣大學、新竹清華等校,1998年到香港城市大學創立中國文化中心。現任香港非物質文化遺產諮詢委員會主席,香港集古学社社长,浙江大學客座教授,台灣逢甲大學特約講座教授。2016年獲頒香港政府榮譽勛章。

著作所涉學術範圍甚廣,以文化意識史、文化審美、經典翻譯及文化變遷與交流為主。近作有《湯顯祖:戲夢人生與文化求索》、《多元文化與審美情趣》、《歷史人物與文化變遷》、《文化審美與藝術鑒賞》、《遨遊于藝》等;主編《九州學林》季刊、《中國歷代茶書匯編(校注本)》(合編) 、《The Search for Modern China : A Documentary Collection》(合編) 、《中國文化導讀》(合編)。策划主編《青青子衿》名家學術系列,以及《史景遷作品》叢刊、《近代海外漢學名著譯叢書(百種)》等。

鄭教授書法與學養相得益彰,為文化界、學界、藝術界人士及社會公眾所喜愛。近年受邀舉辦個人書法展與聯展数十次,展覽主辦單位包括:上海新華發行集團新華中心、杭州博物馆、蘇州評彈博物館、中國丝绸博物馆ˑ曉風書屋、撫州市博物館、上海汽車博物館、北京商務印書館涵芬樓藝術館、杭州良渚文化藝術中心、崑山圖書館、遂昌湯顯祖紀念館、山东烟台美术博物馆、山东潍坊美术馆、山东威海美术馆、山东临沂美术馆、山东滕州美术馆、山东潍坊美术馆、山东日照美术馆、山东大学博物馆、臺灣中央研究院、臺灣逢甲大學、香港盈鑾畫廊、香港明畫廊、韓國國家藝術殿堂、韓國首爾國立大學、日本關西大學等。


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