Calligraphy Artwork of Visiting Chinese Scholar Coming to River Campus


Yue HongjiCAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, April 14, 2015 –Hongji Yue, a Chinese visiting scholar in the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University, will have an exhibition of his calligraphy artwork on display beginning April 25 in the new Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center in the first floor hallway gallery at the River Campus.

The exhibit will be on display through May 15. An artist reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on May 1, which will coincide with the art faculty exhibition in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum and with downtown Cape Girardeau’s First Friday events.

The Department of Art is hosting the exhibition.

“I love Chinese painting and calligraphy, which bring me a lot of fun in my daily life. When confronted with natural mountains and rivers and trees, I feel lighthearted and have an impulse to paint and to share them with my friends. Chinese painting and calligraphy is one of my best friends,” Yue said.

Yue has been a university teacher of art for nine years. He is now an associate professor at Chang’an University in Xi’an, China, which is one of the top 100 universities in China.

He received his doctoral degree in fine arts from the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. His major research field is art history, specifically calligraphic art of statue preface in China’s Northern Dynasties. He has hosted a national foundation of social science project entitled “The Regional Styles and Their Comparative Study of Statue Inscription Calligraphy of the Northern Dynasties,” a project of the Ministry of Education entitled “Calligraphy of Wei Tablets in Guanzhong District of the Northern Dynasties—Calligraphy of Chang’an Style” and four other projects about art history.

In his field of expertise, he has had seven research papers and six books published recently. His most recent book is titled “Calligraphy of Wei Tablets in Guanzhong District of the Northern Dynasties—Calligraphy of Chang’an Style,” which is composed of two volumes.

He is currently a member of the Shaanxi Calligrapher Association and a member of the Shaanxi Artist Association. He is engaged in the practical activity of Chinese painting and calligraphy of Wei Steles. His calligraphic and painting works have been exhibited in museums, and he continues to create new works.