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"The Discovery and Research of Early Scripts in the Far East-Gukewen" Lecture del prof. Liu Fengjun, director of the Art and Archaeology Institute, Shandong University, People Republic of China

Durante l'evento il prof. Fengjun riceverà l'Institute Honorary Fellowship.

06/06/2017 dalle 17:30 alle 19:30

Dove Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, via Marsala 26, Bologna (primo piano)

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Gukewen is one of the earliest Chinese characters that were in use between late Dawenkou Culture and mid-Shang Dynasty. Field archaeological investigations and scientific testing jointly establish that Gukewen is about 3300-4600 years old and serves as a major precursor of the oracle bone inscription. So far nearly 3,000 characters have been identified, the style and structure of which could fall into three categories: pictograph, trunk branching structure and centrai round or nearly round.

During the event Prof. Fengjun will receive the Institute Honorary Fellowship for his outstanding contributions to the archaeology, namely on discovery and research of Gukewen and early stages of Chinese writings, to which he added valuable results on the modern Chinese painting and calligraphy that deserved him numerous awards and prizes. His scientific achievements are attested by many books and more than one hundred academic papers and academic assignments.

 

Professor Liu Fengjun

Professor Liu Fengjun, graduated from Peking University, teaches in Shandong University, and since then, he devoted himself to the study of archaeology and the history of art, the study of the teaching of ancient writing, and the study of calligraphy creation. He now serves as the director of the Art and Archaeology Institute of Shandong University, the director of the Calligraphy Culture Research Center and the Gukewen Institute of the School of History and Culture, a professor and a doctoral supervisor of Shandong University.

Now he holds the additional position as the judge of Academic Degree Committee of the State Council of P.R. China, providing professional judgments about the settlement of Art Doctor Station through emails or letters, peer review expert of National Social Science Fund of P.R. China, Distinguished Professor of School of Fine Arts of Shandong University, Honorary Chairman of Masters of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Institute, Adjunct Professor of Lanzhou University, Standing Director of Chinese Ceramic Association, Art Director of Shandong Association of Collectors, Director of Academic Committee of Shandong Shengshi Collection Cultural Exchange Center, Senior Painter of Shandong Painting Academy, Deputy Dean of Shandong Wang Xizhi Calligraphy and Painting Research Center, Deputy Dean of Painting and Calligraphy Institute of Shandong Province Senior Professors Association, Academic Advisor of Taiwan Hanguang Literary Society to name but a few.

In 2002, Professor Liu Fengjun was granted as one of the distinguished scholar in the field of Archaeology of China and in 2004, he was entitled as Master of Modern Painting and Calligraphy of China by National Government Office Administration. In the spring of 2005, Professor Liu Fengjun has discovered a Chinese early stage Writing-Gukewen, which can be dated back to 4600 to 3300 years ago. Such kind of writing is the main source of the oracle bone inscription. On October 2001, the monograph The Introduction of Artistic Archaeology are selected among the best works of Chinese archaeology in 20th century in the voting organized by China Culture Relic News. China Culture Relic News as well as other media authorities believe that the monograph “can build a basic framework for art archeology in China and it has set the preliminary scope of art archaeology study in China. It is not only the first systematic monograph about art archaeology composed by archaeologist, but also a work adopting a whole scale archaeological discoveries and research findings to systematize and normalize the art archaeology in China”.