Chinese calligraphy and painting master Fan Zeng presents the painting of Confucius to Confucius Institute Headquarters
On Dec. 10th, the ceremony of presenting the painting The Sage Master Confucius by Mr. Fan Zeng was held at the welcoming banquet of the 11th Confucius Institute Conference, which was attended by Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education of China and Executive Council Member of Confucius Institute Headquarters; Zhang Zulin, Vice Governor of Yunnan Province; Chinese and overseas members of the Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters; as well as 1,100 overseas university presidents and directors of Confucius Institutes. At the ceremony hosted by Zhao Ruijun, Deputy Secretary-General of Yunnan Provincial Government, Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, showed Mr. Fan Zeng’s painting to all the delegates and conveyed Mr. Fan’s best wishes for all Confucius Institutes around the globe.
As a renowned master of Chinese calligraphy and painting, Mr. Fan Zeng is always concerned about and supports the development of the Confucius Institute and has given talks at Confucius Institutes overseas on many occasions. The painting The Sage Master Confucius, specially created by Mr. Fan for the Confucius Institute, fully demonstrated Confucius’ bearing of unswerving loyalty and forgiveness and manner of majesty with no fierceness and won unanimous praise from all the guests. It is learned that copies of this painting are to be distributed to and exhibited at all Confucius Institutes around the world.