From January 16th to 18th, 2015, hosted by the Academic Committee of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, the Federation of Henan Province's Literary and Art Circles, the Henan Book Association, the People's Government of Ruzhou, Pingdingshan Cultural Investment Co., Ltd. and Ruzhou Tourism Investment The "Ruzhou Posts-The First Chinese Engraving Posts Academic Forum" and the Chinese Contemporary Calligraphy Master "Ru Post" and "Continuous Posts" Exhibition jointly hosted by Development Co., Ltd. were held in Ruzhou, Henan.
He Qiye, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and vice chairman of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, Liu Heng, director of the Chinese Calligraphy Association Art Center, deputy director of the Academic Committee of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, Yang Jie, chairman of the Henan Federation of Literary Federations, vice chairman of Henan Federation of Literary Federations, calligrapher Zhang Jianfeng, vice chairman of the association, Chen Guozhong, chairman of the Pingdingshan CPPCC, Guo Jie, member of the Standing Committee and Minister of Publicity of the Municipal Party Committee, Yang Huixing, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress, Yang Yingwu, deputy mayor, and Yang Zhanguo, chairman of Pingdingshan Cultural Investment Co., Ltd. attended the opening ceremony. Zhang Hai, Chairman of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, sent a letter of congratulations to the opening of the forum.
After the opening ceremony, there were more than 50 academic members of the Chinese Book Association and calligraphy experts and scholars from domestic universities, cultural institutions, and research institutions. Deputy directors of the Academic Committee Liu Heng, Huang Yan, Zhu Isaac, and senior expert Cao Baolin, Under the presidency of Shi Anchang and others, a one-and-a-half-day discussion on the relevant topics of the forum was held.
"Rutie" is one of the famous engravings in the history of Chinese calligraphy. It is also known as "Four Famous Posts" with "Songhua Pavilion Post", "Quanzhou Post" and "Yuzhou Post" in the Song Dynasty (1109). From the "Chunhua Pavilion Post", "Yinzhou Post" and "Hundreds of Character Books in Five Seasons to the Three Generations" in Wangzhou, Ruzhou Zhizhou compiled 8 kinds of pre-Qin inscriptions and 94 kinds of famous calligraphy from Qin Han to Sui and Tang dynasties. A total of 109 posts were engraved with 12 stones standing in the official palace of Ruzhou. Although it has been criticized in the history for lack of intricate carving, but because of its unique selection of editors, many book writers have not been able to match it, and the history has long opened stone carvings for people to spread, and it is widely spread in calligraphy. It still has a great influence in history. Three years ago, in order to promote the culture of "Rutie", the Ruzhou Municipal Government hired four experts, including Dr. Li Zhijun, to propose a sequel to "Rutie" in accordance with the selection ideas of "Rutie". The compilation of "is included in the topic, and experts from all over the country are invited to consider and discuss together.
The preparatory work for the forum began in July 2014 and was chaired by Professor Chen Zhenchen, the director of the academic committee. After the call for papers was issued in October, more than 30 papers were received before the opening. Selected 27 articles were submitted to the forum. During the meeting, the participating experts presented papers and held discussions on various aspects of Rutie and Continuing Rutie and the history of Chinese posts.
(1) The main issues in the discussions surrounding Rutie are:
1. The era background of "Rutie" engraving;
2. The life story of Ruzhou Zhizhou Wang Cai who published "Rutie";
3. Look at the motive of Wang Caikan's engraving from the books received in "Rutie";
4. The spread, description and re-engraving of "Rutie", the differences between Song, Ming, and Qing;
5. The appraisal of "Rutie" by writers of all ages (including positive reasons and negative reasons);
6. The influence of "Rutie" on calligraphy since Ming and Qing Dynasties;
7. At present, the collection status of "Rutie", a domestic cultural blogging unit.
(2) Based on the "Continuation Post", the relevant experts of the compilation team reported to the participating experts on the origin of the "Continuation Post", the selection ideas, and the progress of the process. Experts present at the meeting discussed the following issues:
1. Significance of the engraving of Rutie in the modern cultural environment;
2. Continue to engraving "Rutie" selection standard and shape, technical specifications;
3. Some problems that should be noticed from the current "trial version";
4. Expectations for the engraved "Rutie", etc.
(3) In addition to the topics of "Rutie" and "Continuation of Rutie", experts also expressed their views on some other issues in the history of Chinese engraving. Such as the historical background of the engraving in the Song Dynasty, the artifacts in the engraving in the Song dynasty, the sight of the Jin and Tang dynasties in Chunhua Pavilion, the Sanxitang Method and the Qing engraving.
Experts delved into historical facts, explored and explored them, and explored issues far beyond the ancient ancient writings of Cangjie, which are nearly as recent as the Qing Dynasty's historical facts and secret stories, spanning thousands of years of time and space in history. This forum is the first time in history that the academic circle has conducted an unprecedented all-round historical review of the historical post "Rutie", and also discussed some universal issues of post studies. The forum has pushed the research of "Rutie" to a new height in contemporary scholastic research, and enriched the results of the study of calligraphy history, especially the study of ancient clumps.
Another achievement of the forum was that the experts participating in the forum gave unanimous recognition and high appraisal to the active preparation of the "Rutie" Forum by the Municipal Government of Ruzhou City. According to the introduction of the leaders participating in the forum, this exhibition and forum is part of a series of projects to excavate local historical and cultural heritage and promote local cultural construction. Ruzhou plans to build a high-quality "Rutie Cultural Theme Park" centering on "Rutie" and "Continuation of Rutie", and to build "Ruzhou Discussion Post" into a high-grade calligraphy and cultural exchange platform.
Forum experts believe that in today's commodity society and information society, the Ruzhou Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government attaches great importance to digging and utilizing historical and cultural resources with local characteristics, and compiles the "Continuous Rutie" as the starting point to inherit and promote the 5,000-year-old outstanding culture of the Chinese nation. The harmony with the humanistic spirit is fully in line with the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's speech at the symposium on "To carry forward China's outstanding traditional culture, build up the Chinese spirit, consolidate Chinese power, and inspire people's aspirations." At the same time, this project will play a positive role in promoting the inheritance and popularization of calligraphy culture, improving the overall quality of calligraphers, and the construction of local culture. This is a cultural project worthy of recognition.
Experts of the forum conducted a serious discussion on "Continuing Rutie", and put forward very valuable opinions and suggestions on the selected booksellers, works, editing methods, typographical forms, and publishing standards. It is hoped that all parties concerned will listen with an open mind, make a lot of investigations, open up their horizons, keep improving, and make "Rutie", "Continuation of Rutie" and follow-up activities a cultural exquisite project that benefits the forest and the public.