The Victory of the World Anti-Fascist War
The Brilliant and Powerful Work
In the History of the Chinese Calligraphy Art
Charter of United Nations
Grand International Calligraphy Tour
San Francisco – New York – Paris – Singapore – Beijing
A Grand Premier Exhibition
Of Calligraphy by
American Chinese Culture Association (ACCA)
Will be held on October 24, 2015 in Fairmount Hotel, San Francisco in the United State where the Charter of the United Nations was drafted in marking the 70th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations coming into effect.
Date & Time: 10:30 am, October 24 (Saturday), 2015
Location: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Address: 950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108
About the Exhibition
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Victory of the World Anti-Fascist War and the Chinese People’s Resistance against Japanese Aggression War. The Second World War that erupted in the middle of the 20th century brought vast devastation to the world and inflicted great pains upon the mankind. Confronting the enormous war machine of the German, Japanese, and Italian fascists, people of all over the world fought hard against the aggression. They shed their blood, laid down their lives, and ultimately won the victory. On June 25, 1945, the historic Charter of the United Nations, the ultimate achievement of justice having triumphed over aggression, was signed in San Francisco, and it entered into force on October 24 of the same year. Since then, that day has been officially designated as “United Nations Day.”
70 years later, new and great changes have taken place, but the desire of the mankind to pursue peace and oppose war has not changed. Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future. Today, as people all over the world look back on this painful period of war history and celebrate the hard-won victory of justice, it is to shine the light on the righteous and serve a warning to the world so as to guard against the new risk of war, maintain the postwar world order and preserve the permanent world peace.
As we observe the 70th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, Chinese calligrapher Mr. Tao Haixin’s painstaking work, a large scale of calligraphic creation of Charter of the United Nations – which took him close to a year to complete – has finally been released upon the world. Mounted in the 53 elaborately-produced picture frames is the Chinese Kaishu style Charter of the United Nations – which the artist uniquely created using the gold-lining method, plus two other pieces and two companion couplets that he created in oracle bone script, in Oracle, Dazhuan, Lishu and Xingshu (all Chinese calligraphic styles), a total of 57 pieces of work fills the entire exhibition hall, golden, sacred and majestic. These works show the world the artistic reproduction of the Chinese version of Charter of the United States when it was signed and which has been in use. They not only demonstrate the extensive and profound Chinese calligraphic art, but also send an important and clear message: the victory of the Second World War was built on the peace consensus of the mankind, and enshrined in the form of a legal document. That is precisely the Charter of the United Nations that has been playing a decisive role in safeguarding the postwar world peace and security. The universal value it laid down of pursuing peace and the principle of maintaining the postwar world order require that people all over the world continue to abide by and safeguard them.
This grand calligraphy exhibition will be held in Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, the United States on the anniversary of Charter of the United Nations’ entry into force. Afterwards, it will continue on international tour, to “reproduce, remember, and safeguard” the creative ideas and the exhibition themes through a series activities. It will show the world the Chinese nation’s adherence to the mission of the United Nations laid out in the Charter, as well as its strong determination to safeguard the postwar world order and the international peace and security.