Qi Hanyou, a famous contemporary Chinese calligrapher, won the “Outstanding Achievement Award in Chinese Culture and Art”
Los Angeles, CA (July 8, 2022) – Qi Hanyou, a famous contemporary Chinese calligrapher, calligraphy theorist, proposer of the theory of contemporary Chinese calligraphy and founder of the theory system of calligraphy, won the 2022 “Outstanding Achievement Award in Chinese Culture and Art” after his works were selected for the National Biennale of Chinese Art He affirmed his outstanding achievements in the theoretical research of calligraphy and his fruitful achievements in the creation of calligraphy art. Southern California cultural celebrity and founder of Evergreen Books, Liu Bing, was awarded the 2022 “American Chinese Culture Overseas Inheritance Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his outstanding contributions and outstanding achievements in inheriting Chinese culture overseas for more than half a century. The All America Chinese Youth Federation and the Los Angeles Post, the non-profit organizations that awarded the award, also announced that the 2022 “Chinese Community Service Lifetime Achievement Award” will be awarded to Chinese political pioneers, co-founder of the Southern California Elected Officials Association, former chairwoman of the Alhambra Unified School District Board of Education, Dr. Sophie Wong, in recognition of her service to Chinese in the past decades. The unremitting and fruitful contributions made by the community.
Since 2010, Mr. Qi Hanyou has carried out systematic analysis and research on calligraphy as a traditional Chinese culture, starting from the “shi” in calligraphy. He has written 22 books such as “Calligraphy Shi”, and published 160 papers and lectures. Yu Pian (times), his representative work “Calligraphy Poses” won the second prize of Taishan Literature and Art Award for theoretical research, and the university scientific research achievement award. These papers and works have summed up the core of Chinese excellent traditional culture, and believed that the core of Chinese excellent traditional culture is that Chinese traditional culture achieves its endless purpose through the development process of yin and yang changes under the constraints of square and circle rules.
Mr. Qi Hanyou believes that calligraphy, as an integral part of China’s excellent traditional culture, should also realize the continuous development of calligraphy through the yin and yang changes of calligraphy potential factors under the constraints of calligraphy laws. The square, circle and other yin and yang factors in calligraphy are the main factors that form the brush and ink effect of calligraphy, that is, “calligraphy momentum”. Therefore, starting from “force” to study is to grasp the core of calligraphy. Mr. Qi Hanyou put forward the theory of calligraphy posture through the analysis and research of the factors of calligraphy posture, such as the factors of brush style, calligraphy, and Zhang, and answered “how to use the factors of calligraphy to construct the effect of brush and ink in the writer’s mind, that is, the style of calligraphy”. This is a problem that has not been solved in other calligraphy theories. The systematic study of the subjective and objective factors such as the style of brushwork, the style of calligraphy, and the style of chapters has formed a theoretical system of calligraphy style, which includes the creation system, cognitive system, evaluation system, assessment system, development system, etc. of calligraphy.
Mr. Qi Hanyou applied calligraphy potential theory to his calligraphy creation, and also obtained positive results. The calligraphy works created by him have won many national awards such as the 4th Chinese Calligraphy Flan Pavilion Award, Wang Xizhi National Calligraphy Award Excellence Award, etc., and have been exhibited in the 9th National Calligraphy and Seal Cutting Exhibition and other national exhibitions more than ten times.
Mr. Gu Yalong, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Calligraphers Association commented: “The theoretical system of calligraphy proposed by Qi Hanyou has carried out a systematic and comprehensive interpretation of calligraphy from the aspect of ‘situation’. Understanding and learning ‘classic calligraphy’ provides a new entry point and a new perspective for calligraphy creators to open up their creative ideas.”
Zhai Wanyi, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, commented in his published article: “Hanyou’s “Calligraphy Poses” is a unique theoretical work launched in the process of gradual refinement in contemporary calligraphy theoretical research, from the completeness of the framework to the details The integrity of the book is unified, coherent, coherent, and looping from beginning to end, showing the author’s profound theoretical knowledge and sharp thinking ability. The establishment of a theoretical system, when we understand this theoretical system, we obtain a kind of relief. , I feel like a picture, the key point is that the idea of this kind of founding cannot be discovered by everyone. This is exactly the academic contribution value of theoretical achievements. Of course, the completion of a theoretical system requires long-term and unremitting hard work. .”
Theory of Chinese Calligraphers Association, Mr. Han Henglin wrote: “Hanyou grasped the essence of calligraphy, that is, calligraphy, using multidisciplinary theory, through scientific analysis and comparison, summed up and refined the factors of calligraphy, so as to help people understand calligraphy and learn. Calligraphy has opened up a new door, and using the factors of calligraphy to create may also be a new direction for the development of calligraphy in the future. With the passage of time and people’s further understanding of the theory of calligraphy, the theoretical system of calligraphy will definitely play an important role in the development of calligraphy. It’s getting bigger and bigger!”
Mr. Qi Hanyou is currently a member of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, a member of the Chinese Literature and Art Critics Association, the vice chairman of the Shandong Province Calligraphers Association, and a third-level calligraphy professor. Family.
According to the organizer, there is only one winner for each of the three important awards this year. The contributions and achievements of the winners are the best candidates for this year, which ensures the seriousness of the awards and the wide influence of the selection results. . These awards are to thank and commend those who have made outstanding achievements in the overseas inheritance of Chinese culture, service to the Chinese community, and creation of Chinese culture and art, to show the American mainstream society the Chinese elites who have made outstanding contributions to the international community, and to let the mainstream people pass the Their deeds and achievements understand the beauty of Chinese culture; at the same time, they promote and strengthen the full confidence of the Chinese community and the new generation of Chinese in Chinese culture.
This year’s selection was won by U.S. Representatives Young Kim and Michelle Steel, as well as California Treasurer Fiona Ma, California Senator Josh Newman, California Representative Mike Fong and Los Angeles County Executive Commissioner Janice Hahn, elected officials at all levels, sent congratulations to the winners, fully affirming the outstanding achievements and contributions made by the winners in their respective fields.
The winners over the years include well-known Chinese social activists such as March Fong Eu, Anna Chennault, Florence Fang, Lily Chen, Betty Tom Chu, as well as internationally renowned collectors and contemporary artists such as Wan-go H.C. Weng, Wu Huan, Qiu Guangping, etc. . In 2012, when Li Haifeng, then director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China, led a delegation to visit San Francisco, he witnessed the All-China Youth Federation presenting Fang Li Bangqin the Lifetime Achievement Award and took a group photo.
According to reports, the All-China Youth Federation started to set up annual selections across the United States such as the “Top Ten Chinese Outstanding Youths in the United States” and the “American Youth Elites Under 30” since 15 years ago. At the same time, the winners of the annual “Lifetime Achievement Award” and “Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award” are selected. The annual selection is held during the Asian Pacific American Cultural Heritage Month in May each year. These annual awards have their own strict selection criteria and a total of only three per year. To the limit of five winners, there is only one winner for each award. From March every year, celebrities from all walks of life propose candidates, and no contact with candidates is required during the nomination and selection process. After fifteen years of accumulation, these awards have become the most influential and professional Chinese authoritative awards in mainstream American society during the annual “Asia Pacific American Heritage Month”.
All America Youth Federation started to set up annual selections across the United States such as the “Top Ten Chinese Outstanding Youths in the United States” and the “American Youth Elites Under 30” since 15 years ago. At the same time, the winners of the annual “Lifetime Achievement Award” and “Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award” are selected. The annual selection is held during the Asian Pacific American Cultural Heritage Month in May each year. These annual awards have their own strict selection criteria and a total of only three per year. To the limit of five winners, there is only one winner for each award. From March every year, celebrities from all walks of life propose candidates, and no contact with candidates is required during the nomination and selection process. After fifteen years of accumulation, these awards have become the most influential and professional Chinese authoritative awards in mainstream American society during the annual “Asia Pacific American Heritage Month”.