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]

Recent Projects


Cultural Restoration and Innovation: The Life Story of Jing-Shan Xia and His Buddhist Painting

Hou, Hau-Chih

Associate Professor of the Digital Media Program, Chinese Cultural University

Chinese calligraphic painting is a unique performance of art, a particular genre that is shaped by painting tools, painting materials, forms of expression, cultural thinking and aesthetic viewpoints. As a result, the discussion on Chinese calligraphic painting...

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