Calligraphy exhibition park opens in NE China

XInhua, September 4, 2011

A new calligraphy exhibition park, built in the shape of a massive seal, has been built in northeast China's Jilin Province to collect and exhibit the work of domestic and foreign calligraphers.

The exhibition park, named "Mobaoyuan" or "Garden of Calligraphy," opened on Saturday in Tongyu County. Works by 831 calligraphers are currently on display in the park.

"It is the biggest seal in China," said Duan Chenggui, vice chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, referring to the park's shape.

Wang Yuechuan, head of the calligraphy research institute at Beijing University, said that the park will help to bring art closer to ordinary people.

"Calligraphy is a precious treasure in China," he said. "Its inheritance will require the efforts of all of society."