2016 Flag Ceremony @ Dallas Chinese Community Center
達拉斯華人活動中心 2016元旦升旗典禮 書法揮毫
Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
Jan. 1, 2016
Mr. Greg Ho, Mr. R. Wang & Mr. Ardon Chang
Today's ceremony was also in honor of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's 150th birthday. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is the founder of Republic of China. He overthrew the Qing Dynasty which was founded by the Machurian family of my teacher's teacher, Dr. Pu Ru, one of the greatest Chinese CalligraPainters of the twentieth century. Dr. Sun was born in the Cuiheng Village in Guandong Province within 1 mile of the orignial place where my ancestors moved to Taiwan about four hundred years ago. When I started learning calligraphy with Master Lin at age nine, my father told me our village neighbor President Sun Yat-Sen was also a great calligrapher and many famous Chinese policitians were also famous for their calligraphy.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a politician, medical doctor and calligrapher, wrote 天下為公 (The World Is For All) and 博愛(philantropism; universal love) many times during his lifetime. The duplicates can be seen in many Chinese buildings and institutions.
My friend, Jerry Mok, who just became the President of the Joint Chinese Clubs in Dallas, asked me to duplicate the two phrases and presented them to the Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston. I wrote these on two pre-mounted blank scrolls while they were singing our national anthem during the flag ceremony.
天下為公 博愛 書法
The World Is For All and Universal Love on Chinese calligraphy scrolls.
Today I also received six books from Mr. Chen ( 陳龍禧 ). My profile starts at page 103.
Jerry Mok, friends, and I had Dim Sum at Maxim's for lunch.
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