Friday February 21, 2020

June 26, 2017

We are pleased to share some exciting news regarding the U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) president, Professor Chi Wang.

In addition to his work at USCPF, Professor Wang is also an avid collector of Chinese art and is, himself, skilled at Chinese calligraphy. His own calligraphy of Wang Xizhi’s Orchid Pavilion Preface was sold at Golden State Auction’s June 26th Fine Asian Art Auction. All proceeds from the sale of this piece will be donated to the U.S.-China Policy Foundation.

While portions of his collection of Chinese paintings and calligraphy have been on display in the past, this is the first time he auctioned off one of his own works. Professor Wang’s interest in Chinese artwork was first sparked by his late father, General Wang Shuchang. In addition to his roles as governor of Hebei province and prominent garrison commander in Northeast China, General Wang was an avid collector of Chinese art. Portions of his collection ended up donated to both the Beijing Palace Museum and the Taiwan National Palace Museum.

Professor Wang has dedicated his life and career to working to improve U.S.-China relations. It is great that his other passion, Chinese calligraphy, will be able to help him further the mission of the U.S.-China Policy Foundation. Professor Wang truly believes in the importance of both furthering U.S.-China relations and promoting the understanding of Chinese art and culture.

An image of Professor Wang’s calligraphy is included below. More details about the piece can be viewed (here). For more information about some of the previous exhibitions of pieces from Professor Wang’s collections, you can view the articles (here) and (here).