“Pioneering – Calligraphy Exhibition by First Generation of Chinese Artists” was first held at Wisma Kebudayaan Soka Gakkai Malaysia (WKSGM) or Soka Gakkai Malaysia Grand Culture Centre (SGMGCC) from October 5 to 20, 2019. Exhibition advisor Dato’ Loh Sum Min, chief curator Liew Ching Nun as well as co-curator Dr. Yeoh Yoke Seen had carefully selected masterpieces by 35 renowned calligraphers which showcased their sophisticated and profound calligraphy proficiency and spirit. This exhibition received an enthusiastic response from the audience. 

The purpose of this site is to provide the general public with archived information on the exhibition and pioneering calligraphers, with the hope of carrying forward their spirit and legacy.

Exhibition Date: 5.10.2019 – 20.10.2019

Exhibition Venue: Wisma Kebudayaan SGM

Guest of Honour: Mdm. Liu Dongyuan,
Counsellor of Consular Affairs of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia

Exhibition Advisor: Dato’ Loh Sum Min

Exhibition Curator: CN Liew

Curatorial Note

To continue the lost teachings of past sages. To establish peace for all future generations.

Chinese calligraphy, being the core of Chinese culture, carries the identity of the race, and more importantly, depicts the value of Chinese civilisation.

Embodying high spirit of devotion and compassion, a group of young intellectuals from all over China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chaozhou, Changsha, Zhejiang and Henan, travelled thousands of miles, crossing land and ocean to Southeast Asia. Among them, many gathered in the Nanyang region which encompasses Malaysia and Singapore.

These pioneers, who took the noble task of promoting Chinese culture and education as their own mission, had been working tirelessly to pave the path that has led to the flourishing of Chinese culture in this region. As pioneers who sowed the seeds of culture in the past era, they were also the trailblazers who built the bridge of friendship among nations. 

In conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) is proud to organise the exhibition titled, “Pioneering – Calligraphy Exhibition by First Generation of Chinese Artists”, with the aim of promoting the noble spirit of our calligrapher pioneers to the younger generations and inspiring them to continue burning with the strong seeking spirit in life.