November 2010

Calligraphy by Haji Noo Deen

Master Arabic Chinese Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen comes to the Institute of East Asian Studies

Internationally renowned Master Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang, born in 1963 in Yucheng, Shandong Province, China, brings together the Islamic calligraphy of his Muslim heritage with the Chinese calligraphy of his homeland. Both traditions prize the art and poetry in the written word, Islam in the celebration of the sacred, Chinese largely in the secular realm. The Chinese Islamic style of Haji Noor Deen's work bridges the two traditions. Through exhibitions, lectures, and demonstrations, he brings to world attention work little seen beyond the borders of the Muslim-Chinese community in China.

The Institute of East Asian Studies will host an exhibition of his work, "Crystal of Collected Wisdom: The Arabic Chinese Calligraphy of Haji Noor Deen," from November 15, 2010 - March 4, 2011. On November 15 Haji Noor Deen will be at the Institute for an artist's talk and demonstration, followed by a hands-on calligraphy workshop on November 16. For details on the two events, click here.