Department of Chinese Calligraphy
Department President: Yang Xiaoping
Professor: Xue Yangxian, Yang Suoqiang
The currently total number of the teachers in the department is eight, with two professors, two associate professors, two doctoral tutors and four master tutors among the rest.
The Main Research Field:Chinese Calligraphy & Traditional Chinese Culture, Research of Ecology Environment in Calligraphy Area, Calligraphy in the Pre-Qin Period, Calligraphy Aesthetics,International Communication and Cooperation of Chinese Calligraphy.
Department of Chinese Calligraphy was founded by Mr. Zhong Mingshan, a famous calligrapher and the former advisor of Chinese Calligrapher Association. In 2005, undergraduate students were formally enrolled, and the department was established independently in 2008.Now it has the right to grant a Bachelor Degree in Art (Calligraphy) and a Master Degree in Design (Calligraphy Direction), as well as Ph. D. in Philosophy (Aesthetics).
Aiming to bring up calligraphy research-typed talent with the wisdoms that rooting in traditional culture, attaching importance to both skill training and theory researching and insisting on sustainable development, the major of calligraphy presses forward its teaching task, as well as academic research and disciplinary construction. After many years of development, teachers of the department have formed a group of three generations, including both the old and the young, aiming at teaching, scientific researching and art creating. The group had taken charge of major scientific research projects at all levels, as well as undertaken teaching tasks that include professional courses and general courses, published papers and academic works, taken part in exhibitions and won awards, etc. In “Ranking of undergraduate education majors in Chinese universities” Ranking" which was issued by Chinese Science Evaluation Center and based on the evaluation standards of scientific research achievements and teaching level, it had achieved great results year after year, ranking the first in the country during 2014-2015 and the fourth in 2019-2020.In 2014, the department was named Excellent Teaching Team of Shaanxi Province.
The Department of Chinese Calligraphy aims to cultivate students with a wide range of cultural insights, deep artistic quality and excellent professional theory and art skills, who are able to do art creating, researching and teaching works in academic environment, enterprises and other departments.