Subscribe to free Email Newsletter

  Info>In Depth

UN officials' calligraphy show tours China

2014-08-04 14:04:42

( By Liu Kun in Wu Han


The exhibition featuring calligraphy works by UN staff takes place in Wuhan on Aug 1. [Photo/]

An exhibition featuring 60 works of calligraphy by United Nations officials including Ban Ki-Moon, the UN secretary general, arrived Friday in Wuhan, capital city of Hubei province, after debuting inShanghai.

Ban's work including three characters, Qu Ze Quan, which means "bending is necessary to achieve a perfect end," an idiom taken from the ancient Chinese philosophy book Tao Te Ching.

"As a cultural carrier, calligraphy has gained great popularities among foreigners," said He Yong, head of the UN Chinese Program.

In 2009, Chinese calligraphy was enlisted by UNESCO as a representative of theintangible cultural heritageof humanity. Since 2004, many UN officials have taken partin a weekly calligraphy course organized by the UN Chinese Program.

The exhibition tour will next travel to Yichang on Aug 3.

Wu Shujing contributed to this story



Scenery of Laifeng County in central China's Hubei  1,300-year-old Guangde Temple in Sichuan   Hangzhou residents enjoy noodles during Zhongfu
1 2