A role of calligraphy in creating national unity and intimacy of the Silk Road people
More than 30,000 B.C., The ancient script, that opened the civilization of mankind from graffiti, was an important means of information for the South-to-north and the East-to-west along the Silk Road, the Eastern and the Western worlds trade route.
Asiatic Four Major Characters (Sumerian, Egyptian, Indian, Huang he) individually has been conducting liberal arts activities, through trade, that encompass literature and historical philosophy, having no limits or boundaries in time or space of the past-to-present and east-to-west.
A letter is a medium that communicate with the space of thinking that can make recognizing the existence of invisible true ideology’s world and with the actual world that can be seen with the eyes. Therefore, the letters can be seen as a spiritual fossil that capture the original form of culture, so they can have close communication transcends mutual time and space. Although the sounds and cultures of the letter change a lot depending on the region’s natural characteristics, if you trace, you can deduce similarity.
This is because letters sometimes take charge of recording history, but they have pursued roles such as the pursuit of intrinsic human life, the accumulation of philosophies, and the exploration of universal values for aesthetic.
Keywords: Literary arts, Silk Road calligraphy, four major civilizations
- Aug 25th, 2010: PHD Graduate in Oriental Fine Arts at Sungkyunkwan University
- Former professor of the Graduate School of Arts at Kyonggi University
- ۲۰۰۴: Invitational Individual Exhibition, invited by Mayor André Santini of Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
- ۲۰۰۵: Invitational Exhibition of Hangul Calligraphy, invited by Moscow University’s Department of Oriental Arts. (National Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia)
- Exhibition of Hangul Calligraphy’s Today and Tomorrow’s (Seoul Arts Center)
- Exhibition of Hangul Calligraphy: Reflection of the Spirit of Korea (University of Hawaii, U.S.)
- ۲۰۰۷: Exhibition of Korean culture and tourism (Ikebukuro Sunshine City Cultural Center, Tokyo)