Xia Jing Shan Arts and Culture Foundation
Founded by Painter/Calligraphy Maestro, Xia Jing Shan, on January 1st, 2014, the Xia Jing Shan Arts and Culture Foundation is currently headed by Dr. Chung-Chieh Chao, CEO with prior NGO expertise. Philanthropic in nature, the Foundation operates as a non-profit organization and hosts a wide array of events from academic exchanges & researches, artistic activities & exhibitions to cultural & creative works submission. The goal is for the general public to have access to Chinese cultural grandiose and profoundly exquisite aesthetics embedded in Maestro Xia’s outstanding paintings and calligraphy arts. In the meantime, the Foundation is also devoted to blending art & culture and public causes: “Presenting art & culture as a public cause” and “Infusing public causes with art & culture”…….[Read More]
Xia Jing Shan Digital Archive
To foster academic researches and cultural promotion on painting and calligraphy arts, Xia Jing Shan Arts & Culture Foundation specifically built the website, Digital Archive on Xia Jing Shan’s Paintings & Calligraphy Arts, hoping to serve as a reference for practitioners of relevant fields. The Digital Archive as a platform encompasses precious assets of Xia’s artworks, classified into a series of Buddha, Guanyin, Bodhisattva, Bodhidharma, Luohan, Zhong Kuei, landscapes, portrait paintings and calligraphy, which can be retrieved by “Browse by Category” or “Archive Index” for the purpose of academic researches or cultural promotion. ……[Read More]
Xia Jing Shan Academy
The aim of the Xia Jing Shan Academy is to discuss and make the philosophy and context of Xia’s art an integral part of contemporary Eastern art studies.Thus, referencing and publishing the studies conducted in the symposiums, seminars and any other forms of academic activities, the style and contents of Xia Jing Shan’s art are organized and analyzed to provide insights on the epochal significance embodied in his calligraphy and paintings. ……[Read More]
Thesis on Taoist Tea from Wudang Mountains: Reexamining Taoist Tea Literature on Qianlin Tea Tree and Qianlin Tea from Wudang Mountains and Its Alchemic Traditions
This paper opens with oral literature and myths and legends, which are referenced for the analysis on the Taoist tea culture practiced in the area of the Wudang Mountains. Specifically, the second chapter examines records on the Qianlin tea tree found in Taoist...
Exploring Xia Jing Shan’s Calligraphy Art
Buddhist art is Xia Jing Shan’s lifelong mission, and his calligraphic works are also predominantly on Buddhist scriptures, insights he has attained on Buddhist studies, or cautionary words for people, and his efforts have become an energy that guides society towards...
Reflection on the Coopetition Effects Between Religion, Politics, Art – With a Case Study on Music Censorship in Iran
This paper reflects on integrative issues resulting from religion, politics, and art through examining Iran’s ban on music. After the 1979 revolution in Iran, some music has been banned from public life, and Western music is particularly forbidden in the country. The...