A TRUE ROLE MODEL | The life of Yan Zhenqing (颜真卿 708~784CE) in Tang Dynasty and explain why his calligraphy works were so important and became an everlasting role model after so many generations until now.

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CHN112 (2015) Final essay topics

  • A role model study: please research the life of Yan Zhenqing (颜真卿, 708~784CE) in Tang Dynasty and explain why his calligraphy works were so important and became an everlasting role model after so many generations until now. Conclude with the inter-relations between calligraphy & personality of the calligrapher.

Notice:

  1. Please provide a few illustrations (including art works of the artists mentioned in your essay) to support your research.
  2. Each illustration must be attached with brief captions and attach a list of resources at the end of the essay.
  • Chinese names should be followed by Chinese characters and years from birth to death, e g: Yan Zhenqing (颜真卿, 708~784 CE)
  1. Submission deadline: Week 11, Friday, October 23, 4:30 pm
  2. Please submit via turn it in and hard copy.

 

Description

Chinese calligraphy remains one of the most influential in the Asia region and around the world. The calligraphy was not only a piece of work but also the artists became influential role models to the upcoming artists and to other people. They had immense social influence and most of them even ascended into political roles owing to their connection with the people through art.  One of the most influential artists of the time was Yan Zhenqing (颜真卿, 708~784 CE). Zhenqing was a role model of integrity for all the Chinese intellectuals. Yan Zhenqing (颜真卿, 708~784 CE) created greater political connections and died as a part of the rebel force. The objective of this study is to review the life of Yan Zhenqing (颜真卿, 708~784 CE), including his most influential works and how he became a role model for generations to learn why his work was important and why he remains an everlasting role model for generations.