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Harmony : Synergy between Tradition and the Contemporary — Chinese Calligraphy and Seal Engraving 《和:劉澤光古今相生書法篆刻》

By Daniel Chak-kwong Lau

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Published by Asia One Books
By: Daniel Chak-kwong Lau
January 2011
305 x 228 mm
2.00 kg
304 pages
English & Chinese



The concept of harmony has always resonated through every aspect of China’s long cultural history. In this collection, Dr Daniel CK Lau continues and extends the tradition in an innovative, contemporary vein. The large-scale calligraphic installation ‘Harmony (cat. no. 1)’ provides the vehicle for an exploration of script styles ranging from ancient to modern times. Through this work and others from the past decade, Lau strives to integrate past and present to create a fresh aesthetic with its roots in tradition.


About the author

Dr Daniel Chak-kwong Lau received his PhD (art history), M.Phil. (Chinese art history) and B.Ed (art education) degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Hong Kong and the University of Gloucestershire respectively. He studied calligraphy and Chinese painting under Han Yunshan and Long Ziduo and has held four solo exhibitions in Hong Kong and the USA to date. Lau’s works can also be found at museums and art galleries in Hong Kong, China and America.

He is currently the assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and director of the Master of Visual Arts Programme (MVA), teaching art history, Chinese calligraphy, painting and seal engraving. His published works include Impression: Seals Engraved by Daniel Chak-kwong Lau, The Void-Solid Reciprocity: Black-Tiger Calligraphy by Daniel Chak-kwong Lau, The Inter-Referencing of Elegance and Vulgarity: Daniel Chak-kwong Lau’s New Exploration into Calligraphy and Seal Engraving, Literati Arts - Inheritance and Transformation as well as more than 40 articles and exhibition catalogue entries.