Xuling Tang

Date of Award


Document Type

MA Project - Restricted Access (SIA Only)

Project Type

MA Project - Curatorial Proposal

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art Business

First Advisor

Zhang Jin

Second Advisor

Morgan Falconer


Chinese calligraphy uses characters as its carrier with thousands of years of history and evolves along the Chinese history. It bears the footprints and illustrates the development of the Chinese culture with embedded values in art, culture, history, and practicality. Feng Zikai, a famous Chinese artist, stressed that “the national spirit highlighted by Chinese calligraphy is rested on the ink brushes, and this special cultural sentiment cannot be replace by any other means.” In 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Education issued “Opinions on Developing Calligraphy Education in Primary and Secondary Schools” and subsequently announced “Guidelines for the Education of Calligraphy in Primary and Secondary Schools” in 2013. A year later, the State issued “Opinions on Promoting the Development of School Art Education” and “Guidelines for Primary and Secondary Schools to Promote and Cultivate National Spirit” was subsequently promulgated by the Publicity Department and Ministry of Education. Undoubtedly, the introduction of these national documents further highlights the importance of calligraphy education for teenagers.